Johns Hopkins Magazine -- June 2000
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Illustrator Charles Beyl ("Briefings and Findings ) lives in Mountville, Pennsylvania. Contact him via e-mail at
Cheryl Anne Hatch ( The Struggle Continues ) is a photojournalist and documentary photographer with extensive international experience. She worked for five years based in Cairo covering the Middle East and Africa, photographing for Reuters, the Associated Press and later did magazine work through Sipa Press and Albatross Press Agency. Her work has been published in TIME, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, Paris Match, L'Express and other publications. Visit her website at
Illustrator Sean Kane ("Briefings and Findings ) lives in Seattle, Washington. He can be reached via e-mail at
Photographer Mark Lee (cover photo and Journeys in Elegance ) is based in Baltimore. He can be reached by calling 410/663-3479.
Illustrator Kevin O Malley ( Essay ) lives and works in Baltimore.
Writer Rebecca Skloot ( Serious Deficiences ) is a freelancer living in Pittsburgh. Contact her via e-mail at
Photographer Keith Weller ( Serious Deficiencies ) is based in Columbia, Maryland. He can be reached at 410/381-2400.
Illustrator Dan Yaccarino ( Summertime, When the Readin is Easy... ) is based in New York City. Visit his website at
Illustrator James Yang ( Vital Signs ) is based in New York.

"Bleeding the future"

Photojournalist Cheryl Hatch slept in refugee camps and holed up in front-line bunkers to capture the words and searing images for "The Struggle Continues," a pictorial account of the role of women in Eritrea. The tiny African country is currently engaged in a border war with Ethiopia. "It's a stupid, bloody war [now two years old] that's costing Eritrea its progress and bleeding its future," says Hatch, an adjunct professor of photography and visual communication at Oregon State University.

Hatch's project was funded through a Pew Fellowship from Hopkins's Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. The program, new to SAIS, is aimed at encouraging journalists to tackle important international stories that might otherwise go unnoticed by the media. Before traveling to Africa in November, Hatch spent 10 weeks at SAIS doing preparatory research. As the first photographer to be named a fellow in the program, she says, "I was breaking new ground."

She's heartened by the attention her work has received since her return (her photos and story have been picked up by the Christian Science Monitor and San Francisco Chronicle, among other newspapers), and hopes the exposure will "get people talking" about a situation few know anything about.