Announcing the 2015 Alexia Grant Recipients Paolo Marchetti is the 2015 Professional Grant Recipient

The Alexia Grant will allow Marchetti of Rome, Italy,to advance 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. Photo by Paolo Marchetti.

Stolen Land, Stolen Future Michael Santiago is the 2015 Student Grant Recipient

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. Photo by Michael Santiago.

"The Long Night" Launches 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.

Announcing the 2014 Women’s Initiative Grant Winner 2014 Women's Initiative Recipient

The recipient of the 2014 Women’s Initiative Grant is Mary F. Calvert, an independent photojournalist based in the United States. Calvert will utilize the $25,000 grant for her project “Missing in Action: Homeless Female Veterans.” Photo by Mary F. Calvert

You Can Help Fight Exploitation of Young Women and Girls in U.S. Help Fight the Exploitation of Girls

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

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. 

2016 Alexia Foundation Grants Competition Begins in Fall

The Alexia Foundation offers production 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 not being accepted. Deadlines for the 2016 competition will be announced in the fall.

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