12 May 2011

The Author

Author of the award-winning book Finding Fernanda. Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism. Redux Pictures photographer. Read more here.

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Journalists in training?
Fernanda, hard at work

During one of my many interviews with Mildred Alvarado, her small daughters Fernanda and Ana Cristina sat alongside me. I gave  Fernanda (age six) and Ana Cristina (age three) each a blank notebook page. All three of us scribbled, more or less, as Mildred spoke.

Ana Cristina made some squiggly lines.

Fernanda was a dedicated artists, drawing pictures of watermelons, churches, family members, and vegetables. Ana Cristina mostly scribbled. For my part, I jotted down points to clarify in later conversations with Mildred.

I think Fernanda’s notes were the most interesting!

 

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