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The 2016-17 fellowship recipients are:

Andrew Burton is a documentary photographer with a focus on news, conflict and environmental issues. He has worked as a staff photojournalist for Getty Images, as well as a freelance photographer, covering stories including the U.S. conflict in Afghanistan, the 2014 Israeli-Gaza war, the simmering conflict in Ukraine, South Sudan’s independence, the Baltimore riots, North Dakota’s oil boom, the aftermath of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami, Hurricane Sandy, and Occupy Wall Street. Burton was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2016 for his coverage of the Baltimore riots. He has also been honored as Photographer of the Year International, American Photography 32, Sony World Photo Awards, Museum of New York (permanent collection, 2012), and the Society of Professional Journalists. Burton has a degree in journalism from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. (Contact: Andrew@AndrewBurtonPhoto.com)

Maggie Bowman, a Chicago-based documentary film producer and director, was the series producer for the award-winning “Hard Earned,” a 6-hour series on low-wage workers. The series, which follows five American families for a year, was produced by Kartemquin Films for Al Jazeera America and has been broadcast around the world. In 2016 it won an Alfred I. duPont Award from Columbia University. Bowman’s earlier work has explored American democracy, Catholic seminarians, and Haitian elections. It has been shown by PBS on POV, Independent Lens, and Wide Angle and featured at leading film festivals, including SXSW, Hot Docs, and Sundance. Prior to her work in film, Bowman was a union organizer. (Contact: maggie.bowman@berkeley.edu)

Fellows