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.

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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

The Other Side of Brazil: Alexia Photographers Bear Witness

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While the attention of the world is focused on the spectacle of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, The Alexia Foundation is witness to a very different reality in Brazil. Over the past three years, two of our professional grant recipients have received their funding based on work done in Brazil. Take a moment to explore some of the work of Aaron Vincent Elkaim and Sebastian Liste. Continue reading

Announcing the 2016 Alexia Grant Winners

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The Alexia Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Alexia Grants. The winner of the $20,000 Professional Grant is Aaron Vincent Elkaim of Toronto, Canada. The winner of the First Place Student Grant is Nathaniel Brunt of Toronto, Canada.
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Invitation: Alexia Grants Judging Weekend April 1 & 2

Aphrodite and Peter Tsairis review applicant photos during the 2015 judging of the Alexia Foundation competition. Photo by Mike Davis

Judging for the 2016 Alexia Grants will take place at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University April 1-2. After the winning projects have been selected, each of the judges will give a talk about their connection with the profession of visual storytelling. The public is invited to attend all events. Continue reading