+ Announcing the 2014 Women’s Initiative Grant Winner Mary F. Calvert Connie Sue Foss was raped while in the US Army and hasn’t been able to hold down a job to care for herself and her daughter. She bears scars from punching a window during a PTSD episode and holds a molar she lost from grinding her teeth at night. Mary F. Calvert
+ Leaving the Life at Collaborations for Cause 2014 Tim Matsui and The Alexia Foundation will be presenting. Tim Matsui and The Alexia Foundation, represented by Mike Davis, will be presenting at Collaborations for Cause 2014, a conference designed to explore how to harness the power of the evolving media landscape. The conference will also include a special screening of The Long Night.
+ Announcing the 2014 Alexia Grant Recipients Sebastián Liste is the 2014 Professional Grant Recipient SALVADOR DE BAHIA, BRAZIL – DECEMBER 10, 2009: Children playing in the stairs in one of the buildings of the abandoned chocolate factory, on December 10, 2009 in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil. Despite the lack of socio-economic support from the government, they have managed to make a safe place for themselves to live, and form a community of their own, which is safer that the alternatives available to them. However they are currently being evicted by the government due to being there illegally. Sebastian Liste/Reportage for Getty Images
+ 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
+ Iranian People, Ordinary or Criminals? Mehran Hamrahi Sheida, 18, is smoking a cigarette in a café. She says " I feel safe in the café".  Smoking the cigarette is not restricted legally in Iran, however the girls are afraid of smoking in the public places. The radical Muslims and traditional people consider this as a abominable act for girls and they might annoy them. Ahvaz (Southern Iran), July 1st 2013. Mehran Hamrahi
+ The Long Night: Coming Soon Tim Matsui The Alexia Foundation is excited to share the trailer for “The Long Night,” Tim Matsui and MediaStorm‘s profound examination of domestic minor sex trafficking in the United States, produced with the support of The Alexia Foundation.
+ Undesired Photo by Walter Astrada 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 by Walter Astrada.
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What Is Alexia?

The Alexia Foundation provides grants and scholarships to photojournalists, enabling them to create work that gives voice to those who go unheard, fosters cultural understanding and exposes social injustice.

News from Recent Alexia Grant Recipients

Sebastián Liste has won the Professional Grant to document the new culture of violence in Latin America. Mehran Hamrahi has received the First Prize Student Grant to portray the daily lives of Iranian youth who dream of living "a free life." Follow their progress on the news page.

Mary F. Calvert has been awarded our 2014 Women's Initiative Grant. She will utilize the $25,000 grant for her project “Missing in Action: Homeless Female Veterans.