The winner of the $20,000 Professional Grant is Aaron Vincent Elkaim of Toronto, Canada. Alvaro Ybarra Zavala received a Judges Special Recognition award The winner of the First Place Student Grant is Nathaniel Brunt. Jose Marquez, Gabriela Arp, Sarah Blesener and Nick Wagner received Student Award of Excellence grants.
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
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 and 2016 Alexia Judge Ami Vitale
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 and 2016 Alexia Winner Darcy Padilla
“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.
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 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.
Aaron Vincent Elkaim was awarded the Professional Grant for Where the River Runs Through, which examines the consequences of Brazil’s major hydroelectric expansion on the ecosystems, communities, and industries within the Amazon Rainforest..
Nathaniel Brunt was awarded the Alexia First Place Student Grant for #shaheed, a study of the war in Kashmir, the men fighting in it, and the changing relationship between technology and the representation of conflict.
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. 2016 winning projects have been announced.
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.