2016 Alexia Foundation Grants 2016 Alexia Foundation Professional & Student Grants

The Professional Grant Application is open starting January 1. Deadline is February 7, 2016.

The Student Grant Application is open from February 3, 2016. The deadline is March 3, 2016.

Photo by Paolo Marchetti

1999 Professional Winner Teru Kuwayama Children of the Sun: Tibet in Exile

More and more Tibetan parents are making a desperate sacrifice. They are sending their children into exile in neighboring India, knowing they may never see them again, so that the children may know their own culture. Photo by 1999 Professional Winner Teru Kuwayama

2000 Professional Winner Ami Vitale Tradition and Women's Rights in Guinea Bissau

The Fulani, known for their constant movement, once crisscrossed Africa tending their precious herds of cattle. In the West African country of Guinea Bissau, the former nomads have settled in a village, become farmers and now struggle to adapt to a world that has rudely intruded upon them. Photo by 2000 Professional Winner Ami Vitale

1991 Award of Excellence Winner Darcy Padilla American Prisons

Documenting individuals in the AIDS ward at the state prison in Vacaville, CA, where even healthy but HIV-positive inmates are isolated from fellow prisoners - society's most isolated members cast even further from the realm of human contact. Photo by 1991 Student Award of Excellence Winner Darcy Padilla

2012 Women's Initiative Project The Long Night Launches

“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.

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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?

23 Years of Stories that Drive Change Video Introduction to Our Work

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

Undesired Undesired by Walter Astrada & MediaStorm

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.

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News about the Alexia Grant Competition

Alexia Foundation Grants Competition Begins January 1

The Alexia Foundation offers 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.

Applications are currently being accepted. The deadline for the 2016 Professional Grant is February 7. The Student Grant deadline is March 3. The professional grant submissions opened on January 1, 2016. Sign up for our newsletter for updates.

Paolo Marchetti Receives the 2015 Professional Grant

Marchetti of Rome, Italy, will utilize the $20,000 grant for his project “The Price of Vanity.” The work will document the brutality of the intensive breeding farms used worldwide to produce skins and furs for the high-end fashion industry. It intends to expose this cruel cultural trend driven by remorseless beauty demands.

Michael Santiago Receives the 2015 Student Grant

Michael Santiago, a senior at the San Francisco Art Institute, was named the student winner for his project, “Stolen Land, Stolen Future.” The work will document the lives of black farmers, who have fought to acquire and maintain land throughout the country, despite facing extreme difficulty along the way.

2014 Women's Initiative Award Recipient is Mary F. Calvert

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. 

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