AUSTIN, TX - Donna DeCesare, an assistant professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas in Austin, has been awarded a five-month Fulbright Research Fellowship to continue her work in Colombia.
She will pursue a documentary photographic project on children affected by Colombia’s civil war, collaborating with UNICEF and the Fundacion para un Nuevo Periodismo (the New Journalism Foundation, founded by Colombian Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez). She will also work with PANDI, a mentoring project for young photojournalists covering children’s issues in Colombia.
DeCesare’s exhibit, "Hijos del Destino: Youth Violence in Latin America," opens at the Atrium exhibit space at the London School of Economics in May, and in June she is scheduled to be one of the keynote speakers at the Photojournalism Biennial at Mexico City’s photographic arts complex Centro de la Imagen. Decesare’s multimedia essay “Mi Odisea Latinoamericana” will be projected there from June 9 to July 10, and she’ll also be teaching a five-day workshop in Mexico City.