Pablo Corral Vega: Stories That Drive Change Speaker Highlight

The next tremendous speaker we would like to highlight from our upcoming Latin America: Stories That Drive Change seminar in Miami is Pablo Corral Vega, one of the most important individuals in photojournalism today. Corral is the founder and director … Continue reading

Remarks from Our Founder in The Alexia’s 27th Year

Ed Kashi, Keith Jenkins and Amy Pereira review projects during the judging of The Alexia 2017 competition. Photo by Mike Davis.

These weekend, we concluded the judging for The Alexia grant for the 27th year. As is tradition, co-founder Aphrodite Tsairis closed the competition with her thoughts on the process. We wanted to share her moving and perceptive remarks with you…

“Each year we learn through this competition that photography is more than a means of expression; it is a different way of seeing, one that treats each moment as something irreplaceable.

Each photographer’s work we viewed today whether they were students or professionals – each one was, in the words of the great Alfred Eisenstaedt, struggling ‘to find and catch the storytelling moment.'” Continue reading

Early Bird Pricing for Miami Seminar Ends April 1

Photo by Mauricio Lima, Winner of POYLatam 2015, provided by POYLatam.

Latin America: Stories That Drive Change is promising to be an inspiring and dynamic event. Taking place April 8 & 9 at the University of Miami School of Communication, the seminar will feature talks by the best in their fields, break-out sessions to go in-depth on areas of interest and project reviews to refine grant applications. Plus, we’ll are hosting a special reception on Saturday, April 8 where we will announce the winners of The Alexia 2017 grants.

Currently, the price to attend Latin America: Stories That Drive Change is $95. That price is only valid until this Saturday, March 25 at midnight. Register now to lock in this price. After Friday, the cost for the seminar will rise to $110. Continue reading

Mike Davis: Stories That Drive Change Speaker Highlight

Carlos Javier Ortiz, Sarah Leen, Mike Davis, Alexia Chair at Syracuse University, Julia Dolan, Aphrodite and Peter Tsairis at The Alexia 2015 judging.

Mike Davis is a legend and a genius. He is responsible for some of the most important photo editing of our time and has led some of the most important photography teams journalism has ever assembled.

Mike currently holds the Alexia Tsairis Chair for Documentary Photography at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. He teaches advanced storytelling classes, runs the Alexia Foundation Grants competition and creates special initiatives while continuing to work with photographers the world over as a picture editor.

For Latin America: Stories That Drive Change, Mike will be explaining what grants are available and how to successfully apply for them based on his extensive experience administering The Alexia grants, as a jury member for a variety of grants and as a photo editor, who has guided numerous photographers to success. In his break-out session, he will be discussing how to select and sequence images for maximum impact, achieving the third effect that results from the successful interplay of two images.
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Mia Tramz: Stories That Drive Change Speaker Highlight

Still from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Courtesy of Mia Tramz.

The next incredible speaker for Latin America: Stories That Drive Change we would like to feature is Mia Tramz. Mia is the Managing Editor of LIFE VR, Time Inc’s company wide virtual reality initiative, responsible for developing and producing original experiences across the the media company’s 30+ titles, including TIME, Sports Illustrated, People, InStyle, Essence, and Travel + Leisure.

Tramz is truly a leader and revolutionary thinker in the development of Virtual Reality and 360 video. We are honored to have Mia on our Alexia Photojournalism Advisory Council and thrilled to be able to bring her to our Latin America: Stories That Drive Change seminar where she will be discussing and demonstrating VR and 360 video. Continue reading

Adriana Zehbrauskas: Stories That Drive Change Speaker Highlight

Huehuetonoc, Guerrero, Mexico.
"Family Matters" 
A portrait of the girls Elsi Meredith, Alma Aleli y Daila Gisel, in Huhuetonoc, a small village in the mountains of the southern Mexican Sate of Guerrero. I set up camp in front of the main church, with the little wifi direct printer. It was moving to see all the people coming over and asking to have their pictures taken. Rubi, the mom, said it was the this as the photographic print they ever owned. 
Photo © Adriana Zehbrauskas

The Alexia Foundation visual storytelling seminar Latin America: Stories That Drive Change takes place in less than one month. The second phenomenal speaker at the seminar we’d like to celebrate is Adriana Zehbrauskas.

Born in Sao Paolo Brazil, Adriana is based in Mexico City. Her documentary work focuses on issues related to The Mexican Drug War, migration and religion. She works throughout Mexico and Central and South America and is a regular contributor to The New York Times, UNICEF, Buzzfeed News, Bloomberg and The Washington Post. Continue reading

Join Us For The Alexia 2017 Judging at Syracuse

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We would like to invite you to join us for the judging of The Alexia 2017 grants which will take place at Syracuse University March 24 and 25 at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication. The judges will be Keith Jenkins, Ed Kashi and Amy Pereira. Judging will be moderated by Mike Davis.

The Alexia grant selection weekend is a time of great insight and incredible photography. You will be inspired. Continue reading

Ami Vitale: Stories That Drive Change Speaker Highlight

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The Alexia Foundation visual storytelling seminar Latin America: Stories That Drive Change takes place in exactly one month, on April 8 and 9 at The University of Miami. To celebrate that event, we are going to feature each of our speakers with a special post on our blog. The first presenter we would like to highlight is Ami Vitale, a National Geographic photographer, a Nikon Ambassador, and a two time recipient of The Alexia grant. Continue reading

Regístrate ahora para América Latina: Reportajes que generan cambio

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Es hora de empezar a hacer sus planes para estar en el seminario “América Latina: Reportajes que generan cambio” en la Universidad de Miami el 8 & 9 de abril.

La Fundación Alexia, La Escuela de Comunicación de la University of Miami, la Fundación Knight, PhotoWings y el Nikon Ambassador Program son los co-patrocinadores de este evento. Continue reading

“When the Spirit Moves” Wins World Press Photo First Prize

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Justin Maxon has been awarded first prize in the Long Form category of the 2017 World Press Photo Digital Storytelling Contest for “When the Spirit Moves,” his long-term project on gun violence in Chester, Pa., a small American city.

Maxon won The Alexia 2012 professional grant for “When the Spirit Moves.” He was also the recipient of The Alexia 2008 student runner-up grant. Continue reading