J-School student wins Dorothea Lange Fellowship Published: May 14, 2013 By: Débora Silva Oleson will use the fellowship grant to produce her next photo project in Brazil. Molly Oleson, a student in the Graduate School of Journalism, is this year’s winner of the Dorothea Lange Fellowship, on the merits of a five-photograph submission. Two photos taken in India arose from her Master’s degree project, which focuses on women’s education, independence and freedom. Five taken in South Africa were generated from Oleson’s internship in Cape Town last summer. “This fellowship represents an incredible opportunity to continue to produce work as a documentary photographer, and to pursue a story that I’m passionate about and excited to share with the world,” said Oleson. “I’m very grateful to UC Berkeley for offering the fellowship, and to the fellowship committee for selecting me.” Oleson will use the $4,000 award to produce her next photo project, which will portray an indigenous tribe in the Brazilian Amazon. The fellowship committee also selected Allison Allbee, a graduate student in Urban Planning, for an award of $2,000. The Dorothea Lange Fellowship, in memory of one of the most outstanding documentary photographers of the 20th century, encourages the use of photography in the scholarly work of any discipline at UC Berkeley. The fellowship may be awarded to UC Berkeley faculty members, graduate students, and seniors who have been accepted for graduate work at Berkeley. Applicants must demonstrate outstanding work in documentary photography and provide a creative plan for future work. Past Winners: 2012 Tyler Orsburn, Journalism 2011 Vanessa Carr, Journalism 2010 Steve Saldivar, Journalism 2009 Rhyen Coombs, Journalism 2008 Adithya Sambamurthy, Journalism 2007 Jeremy Rue, Journalism 2006 Jakob Schiller, Journalism, and Timothy Wheeler, Journalism 2005 Tristan Spinski, Journalism [portfolio_slideshow id=13271] Check out the article about Molly Oleson, published on UC Berkeley News Center.