“The Long Night,” our first Women’s Initiative Grant Project, has launched. Set in Seattle, the work gives voice and meaning to the crisis of minors who are forced and coerced into the American sex trade. The project was a collaboration between Tim Matsui and MediaStorm.
The recipient of the 2014 Women’s Initiative Grant is Mary F. Calvert, an independent photojournalist based in the United States. Calvert will utilize the $25,000 grant for her project “Missing in Action: Homeless Female Veterans.” Photo by Mary F. Calvert
If you could help make possible some of the most moving media projects in the world, would you? If you could help fight the exploitation of young women and girls in the United States, would you?
The Alexia Grant will allow Sebastia?n to produce the final coverage in his five year study of violence in Latin America, where communities have endured years of violence from drug wars, criminal gangs and the illegal trafficking of drugs, weapons and people. Photo by Sebastián Liste/Reportage by Getty Images.
The Alexia Foundation promotes the power of photojournalism to give voice to social injustice, to respect history lest we forget it and to understand cultural difference as our strength – not our weakness. Photo by Bharat Choudhary
Mehran Hamrahi of the Islamic Azad University of Ahvaz, Iran, received the winning student grant for his project, “Iranian People, Ordinary or Criminals.” The work aims to portray the daily lives of Iranian youth who dream of living “a free life.” Photo by Mehran Hamrahi
The practice of sex-selective abortion is the result of cultural norms that value male children over female children which causes the non-birth of almost 7,000 girls per day in India. Project by Walter Astrada and MediaStorm.
The Alexia Foundation offers production grants to students and professional photographers to give them the financial ability to produce substantial stories that drive change in the effort to make the world a better place. Students also get scholarship opportunities.
The application deadline for the professional grant has been extended until Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 at 10 a.m. Eastern U.S. Time. The deadline for the student grants is Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, at 2 p.m. Eastern U.S. Time.
Mary F. Calvert has been awarded our 2014 Women's Initiative Grant. Calvert’s work will explore the causes and consequences of homelessness within the female veteran population, the fastest growing segment of the homeless population in the United States.
Sebastian Liste has won the Professional Grant to document the new culture of violence in Latin America so that the public can gain a better understanding of the new forms and dimensions that violence is taking on in the region
Mehran Hamrahi of the Islamic Azad University of Ahvaz, Iran, received the 2014 Student Grant for his project, “Iranian People, Ordinary or Criminals.” The work aims to portray the daily lives of Iranian youth who dream of living “a free life.”