The Alexia Student Deadline is Nearly Here

Abandoned pandit (Kashmiri Hindu) homes in the town of Hall. Many pandit families left the Valley due to fear of inter-communal violence during the war in the early 1990s and have never returned.  (Spring 2013) Nathaniel Brunt, The Alexia 2016 Student Winner

Student photojournalists have until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14 to submit their proposals for The Alexia 2017 student grants. Our grants enable current college student photojournalists to produce substantial bodies of work that promote world peace and cultural understanding. Continue reading

Announcing The Alexia 2017 Grant Judging

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The Alexia Foundation would like to invite you to join us for the judging of The Alexia grants 2017 on Mar. 24 and 25 at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. The Alexia competition is unique in that the proposal is given equal weight to the images. What one is planning to do is as important as what one has shown him or herself able to do with imagery.

The Alexia 2017 judges are National Geographic’s Keith Jenkins, Photographer and Filmmaker Ed Kashi, and Photography Director and Curator Ami Periera. The judging will be moderated by Syracuse University’s Alexia Tsairis Chair of Documentary Photography Mike Davis.

We hope you will be able to join us for what is always a compelling weekend of discussions about documentary photography and using images to drive change.
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The Alexia 2017 Professional Grant is Due Now; Students have until Feb. 14 to Apply

March 29, 2014. A group of boys climb a tree on the Xingu River by the city of Altamira, Brazil. One third of the city will be permanently flooded by the nearby Belo Monte Dam. Photo by Aaron Vincent Elkaim

The deadline for The Alexia 2017 professional grant is tomorrow, Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. Eastern U.S. Time. You have one day to apply for the $20,000 grant. The Alexia professional grant exists to enable professional photographers and visual journalists to produce substantial bodies of work that share the Foundation’s goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding. Continue reading

As Our Deadlines Quickly Approach, Some Application Help

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The deadline for The Alexia $20,000 professional grant is nearly here. The student grant deadline is around the corner. To help you better prepare your materials, Alexia Tsairis Chair for Documentary Photography at Syracuse University, Mike Davis, sat down and answered questions about the grants on Facebook live. You can see the full video on our blog. Continue reading

Apply Now for the 2017 Alexia Grants

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As of today, The Alexia Foundation is accepting applications for both its Professional Grant and its Student Grants. 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.

Learn more and start preparing your materials today. Continue reading

Alexia’s Jim Dooley Speaks With Multimedia Week

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Recently, Alexia Executive Administrator Jim Dooley spoke with D.J. Clark of The University of Bolton in Beijing on the podcast Multimedia Week about the foundation and our upcoming grants.

In the podcast, Dooley speaks about some of the tremendous work The Alexia Foundation has had the opportunity to support and explains in-depth the requirements for applications. He discusses the kind of work we look to support, the way we balance our goal of supporting photojournalism with new forms of storytelling, and how to apply. Continue reading

“The Price of Vanity” in National Geographic Magazine

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Paolo Marchetti’s 2015 Alexia Professional Grant Project on cruelty in the worldwide skin market is featured in the September issue of National Geographic Magazine accompanying an article entitled, “Why Fur Is Back in Fashion.” Marchetti wants his images to raise questions and reignite the debate about the use of animal skins and materials in fashion. Continue reading

UPDATE: Aaron Vincent Elkaim Talks of Progress and Purpose

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In April, Aaron Vincent Elkaim was in the last days of a two month trip working on the long-term project, Where The River Runs Through, when he learned that he had been awarded the $20,000 Alexia Professional Grant. He had thought that he was on his final trip, but the Alexia Grant would allow him to continue to show the world the severe impact Brazil’s major hydroelectric expansion in the Amazon has on the ecosystem and the people who live there.

In a new interview, Elkaim talks about what is next for Where The River Runs Through, what effect he intends his project to have and how The Alexia Foundation is helping him accomplish it. Continue reading