EHRP awards fellowships to a select group of accomplished journalists.
Alex is a Navy veteran and native Chicagoan. He’s been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Vox, and Wired. In addition, he has also been featured in the anthologies “The Byline Bible” and “The Chicago Neighborhood Guidebook.” He lives in New York and is writing a memoir.
Andrea Morales is a documentary photographer and journalist that was born in Lima, Peru and raised in Miami, Florida. While earning a B.S. in journalism at the University of Florida and an M.A. in visual communication at Ohio University, she worked as a photojournalist at newsrooms like the New York Times and The Concord Monitor. She is currently the visuals director for MLK50: Justice Through Journalism.
Ann Larson is a writer and activist focused on economic justice. Her writing on education, debt, and low-wage work has appeared in the New Republic, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and the Los Angeles Times, among other publications. She is co-author of Can’t Pay Won’t Pay: The Case for Economic Disobedience and Debt Abolition and has given many invited talks on debtor activism.
Bobbi Dempsey is the author of several nonfiction books, including Degrees of Desperation: The Working-Class Struggle to Pay for College. She has been writing for EHRP since 2018, including resonant personal essays on her own experience of poverty. She has also written for The Guardian, The Atlantic, The New York Times, Parade and Harper’s, winning an award from the American Society of Journalists & Authors.
Hamilton Nolan is a journalist who writes about labor and politics. He has worked for Gawker, In These Times, The Guardian, and elsewhere. His upcoming book about the American labor movement, “The Hammer,” will be published by Hachette in 2024. He lives in Brooklyn.
Joseph Rodríguez, a photojournalist, is a professor at New York University and the International Center of Photography. He is the author of “Spanish Harlem: El Barrio in the ’80s” (powerHouse Books). Recent exhibitions of his work have appeared at Galleri Kontrast in Stockholm, Sweden, The African American Museum in Philadelphia, PA and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.
Mark Robinson is a Richmond, Virginia-based journalist with more than a decade of experience. Most recently, he covered evictions, homelessness and public housing for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, until the newspaper laid him off in February 2022. His work has won top honors from the Virginia Press Association in the feature series, in-depth reporting and breaking news writing categories.
Max Maldonado is a freelance journalist and cinematographer based out of New York City. Max got his start in journalism working for his college’s radio station, reporting on local stories happening in South Florida. From there, his interest in storytelling grew to include photography and videography. Max is a graduate of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, where he specialized in documentary filmmaking with a concentration in health and science reporting.
May Jeong is a writer for Vanity Fair. Her reporting from Afghanistan has been awarded the South Asian Journalist Association’s Daniel Pearl Award and the Bayeux Calvados Normandy Award for War Correspondents. She was awarded the 2022 J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award and the Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant for her upcoming book on sex work. She lives on land ceded by the Lenape people in the Treaty of Shackamaxon in 1682, also known as Brooklyn, New York.
Molly Crabapple is the Puffin/EHRP Fellow. She is an artist and writer whose inspirations include Diego Rivera and Goya’s The Disasters of War. She is also the author of Brothers of the Gun, an illustrated collaboration with Marwan Hisham. Her animated short film “A Message from the Future with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez” has been nominated for an Emmy award.
Nina Robinson is an award-winning documentary photographer, educator, Fujifilm Ambassador, and Economic Hardship Reporting Fellow, known for her tender, cinematic, and visceral work. Her photography has been featured on international platforms such as Netflix, Lifetime, Rolling Stone, New York Times, and TIME, among others. She covers stories across the US, breaking visual prejudices of race, gender, class, and age.
Siri Chilukuri is a writer and journalist based in her hometown of Chicago, IL. She covers climate change, labor, housing and she was previously a fellow at City Bureau and Floodlight. She is currently the Vice President for AAJA Chicago and the co-Director for AAJA LGBTQ+. She loves reading fiction and watching baseball in the summer.
Zaydee Sanchez is a Mexican American visual storyteller, documentary photographer and writer from Tulare, California, in the San Joaquin Valley. She seeks to highlight underreported communities and overlooked narratives, with a focus on labor workers, gender and displacement. Zaydee is an International Women’s Media Foundation grantee and a 2021 USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism Fellow. Her work has been published in Al Jazeera, National Geographic, NPR and more.