Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Slow and Steady Wins the Race & Co: Marie Doezema

Slow and Steady Wins the Race has been very fortunate over the years to work with amazing people who have gone on to do great things. In this feature we'll highlight some of the products, events, and work from people that have come through Slow and Steady Wins the Race's doors.

When Slow and Steady Wins the Race had a holiday exhibit at Brachfeld Gallery last year, we were very lucky to have Marie Doezema swing into town on another routine stop for this intrepid journalist and act as exhibit host for a few days. She did it with absolute expertise, nothing short of her many talents.

Marie Doezema has been working as a journalist for ten years in France, Japan, Qatar and the U.S. After graduating from Vassar College, Marie cut her teeth on a Paris-based literary journal while studying Arabic and working in a wine bar. After France, Marie spent four years in Tokyo and one year in Doha before returning to the U.S. in the summer of 2009 to work with The Kitchen Sisters on a new series for National Public Radio, The Hidden World of Girls. You can find out more about the series and listen to some of the stories here:

A writer based in San Francisco, Marie spent last summer in Sicily for freelance work and puppet research. Captivated by the magical world of Opera dei Pupi, a highlight was an interview with Mimmo Cuticchio, one of the island's most revered puppet masters. This past fall, Marie traveled to Berlin on two reporting fellowships and in between attended the Terra Madre Slow Food festival in Turin, Italy. In addition to writing, editing and radioing, Marie is at work on a collaborative photo-journalism project about global remittance workers. Recent work has appeared in The Asahi Shimbun/International Herald Tribune, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Gastronomica, Monocle, Paris/LA and Afar.