Blesener's Toy Soldiers aims to address growing nationalism amongst youth in the United States, in an attempt to start a larger conversation about the causes of these ideologies, and to understand how to combat intolerance.
Jorge's My Grandfather's Keeper documents the sacrifices of senior spouses unprepared for care taking. My grandmother’s experience provides an account of how a wife became a nurse.
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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 and 2016 Alexia Judge Teru Kuwayama
Set in Seattle Washington,108 Days is an excerpt from The Long Night, a feature film by Tim Matsui and MediaStorm, gives voice and meaning to the crisis of minors who are forced and coerced into the American sex trade. It was made possible by The Alexia 2012 Women's Initiative Grant.
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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
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.
Sarah Blesener of New York is the recipient of The Alexia $20,000 Professional Grant for Toy Soldiers with which she will document rising nationalism among youth in the U.S.
Monica Jorge of the International Center of Photography is The Alexia 2017 Student Winner for My Grandfather’s Keeper, which documents the sacrifices of senior spouses unprepared for care taking. It shows the experience of her own grandmother in her transitioning from being a wife to being a nurse.
The Alexia Foundation offers grants to student 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.
Judging for The Alexia 2017 grants will take place Mar. 24 & 25 at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Winners will be announced in a special ceremony at the University of Miami on April 8.