Hart Documentary Fellows

Peter Jordan 2001-2002, Hart Fellow

In 2001–2002, Peter Jordan worked as a Hart Fellow for Christian Children’s Fund (now called ChildFund) in Kenya. CCF sponsors projects that aid children affected by poverty, drought, unsafe living conditions, and tropical disease. Peter worked as a media specialist for CCF, teaching documentary and media techniques to CCF staff based in development programs in rural sectors. […]


Sarah Chasnovitz 2001-2002, Hart Fellow

  In 2001–2002, Sarah Chasnovitz worked as a Hart Fellow for the Foundation for Community Work (FCW) in Cape Town, South Africa. Sarah worked with FCW’s Family in Focus program, an outreach initiative dedicated to enriching family life through child and parent education. As a result of years of apartheid and economic deprivation, family life […]


Kacey Young Eichelberger 2000-2001, Hart Fellow

Kacey Young Eichelberger was a Hart Fellow in Harare, Zimbabwe, in 2000-2001 with the Oak Zimbabwe Foundation and Inter-Country Peoples’ Aid (IPA), a local development organization that works in Harare’s peri-urban informal settlements. She worked on all aspects of the grant-making process with an emphasis on evaluating field-based projects across Zimbabwe, and she primarily focused on […]


Elaine Menotti 2000-2001, Hart Fellow

Elaine Menotti was a Hart Fellow in Honduras in 2000-2001, working with the Christian Children’s Fund-Honduras on the Bernard van Leer Foundation’s Effectiveness Initiative on Early Child Development Programs. She worked on sustainable development projects with a focus on women and children, helping to gather and look at qualitative research on CCF-Honduras’ programming on a community […]


Meg Hendrickson 2000-2001, Hart Fellow

Meg Hendrickson was a Hart Fellow based in Mexico City, Mexico from 2000-01. Meg worked with Colectivo Mexicano de Apoyo a la Ninez (COMEXANI), an advocacy organization that works to promote children’s rights in Mexico, with special attention to marginalized youths. She worked on a documentary project with street children in Mexico City called “A Look […]


Sara Gomez 2000-2001, Hart Fellow

Sara Gomez was a 2000-01 Hart Fellow based in Ahmedabad, India, with SEWA (Self Employed Women’s Association). She worked with their child care department documenting, through writing and photography, the child care program and its Effectiveness Initiative. Since her return, she has created an exhibit based on this work, some of which appears on this web […]


Marcy Levy 1999-2000, Hart Fellow

                    Marcy Levy was a 1999-2000 Hart Fellow in Zimbabwe working with Inter-Country Peoples’ Aid, a non-governmental organization operating programs in peri-urban, informal settlement communities. Marcy developed and coordinated the adolescent program for the organization, with a focus on HIV/AIDS, and secured funding from Save the Children […]


Eric Gottesman 1999-2000, Hart Fellow

Eric Gottesman was a Hart Fellow with Save the Children-US in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 1999-2000. Initially, he documented the potential famine in the Somali Region of southeastern Ethiopia and helped produce reports that led to USAID allocating $2 million to Save the Children for emergency assistance. During the second part of his fellowship, he produced […]


Ellen Eischen 1999-2000, Hart Fellow

Ellen Eischen was a 1999-2000 Hart Fellow based in Jena, Germany. Her Hart Fellowship, co-sponsored by the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, enabled her to work in a local social service agency, the Jena Methodist Social Service Program, which promotes Aussiedler integration. Aussiedler are ethnic Germans immigrating to Germany from the former Soviet Union […]


Noah Hendler 1996-1997, Hart Fellow

              Noah Hendler worked as a 1996-97 Hart Fellow in Rwanda and Malawi with Save the Children-US. During his fellowship, he photographed child-headed households in Rwanda and the impact of AIDS in Malawi. He used his work to create advocacy materials that have been exhibited and published internationally. His work has […]


Craig Cohen 1996-1997, Hart Fellow

Craig Cohen was a Hart Fellow  in Rwanda and Malawi with Save the Children-US from 1996-97 working with child-headed households, and from 1997-98 completed a second Hart Fellowship with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva, Switzerland. He worked closely on his projects with photographer Noah Hendler. After completing his fellowships, Craig published his writing on […]