+ 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
+ How Do Our Professional Grants Make a Difference? You can be a part of stories that drive change If you could help make possible some of the most important and moving stories of today, would you? You can, by contributing to The Alexia Foundation. Photo by Stephanie Sinclair
+ 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.

In 2012, the first year of the new Women's Initiative Grant, Tim Matsui was awarded $25,000 to investigate the trafficking of minors in the Seattle area. Follow Tim's progress on the news feed.

Applications for our 2014 Women's Initiative Grant are no longer being accepted. The winner will be announced approximately Sept. 1, 2014. The grant provides $25,000 for a  serious documentary photography project investigating issues involving women anywhere in the world.