Patrick Michels is a master's student in photojournalism. He is working on a thesis project on civilian contractors injured in Iraq, and is also working on a long-term project documenting the rise of competitive eating. He has a degree in magazine journalism from Northwestern University. He has interned at Texas Monthly, the Texas Observer, Palo Alto Weekly and the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.
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