Will You Be a Part of Photography That Drives Change?

Students from School #18 perform a show at the local theater in Sergiyev Posad, Russia, 15 Dec 2016. The show promotes the cadet school at School #18. Sarah Blesener/Alexia Foundation

In a time when there are fewer and fewer resources available, The Alexia Foundation has remained unwavering in its support of the most important photography. For many photojournalists, grants like The Alexia are a lifeline. “Without them, no work would be possible,” remarked one photographer.

You are our lifeline. We rely on your financial support to make our grants possible. Will you help us keep them going? Will you be a part of photography that drives change? Donate to The Alexia Foundation today. 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

Addressing Today’s Most Compelling Issues

AVE_115-splash

Over the course of the past 6 months, powerful photography by our grant winners has traveled the world, stirring audiences in the U.S., China, India, New Zealand and Australia. Today, even more important plans are in motion.

Will you help us address today’s most compelling issues and prepare tomorrow’s photojournalists for the challenges of the future? Continue reading

A Recap: The Alexia Foundation at LOOK3

Visitors to 'Alexia at 25' at The LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph take in works from Mary F. Calvert's 'Missing in Action: Homeless Women Veterans.' Photo by Mickey Osterreicher

June 13-19, The Alexia Foundation took part in the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph, one of the world’s premiere celebrations of the medium. It was a tremendous chance to extend the reach of the work of our grant recipients, help education young photographers and connect to those interested in the issues and photojournalism about which we are so passionate. Continue reading

‘Alexia at 25′ Exhibit at LOOK3 Open June 13-19

alexia-25-and-beyond

There are only a handful of days remaining before the opening of Alexia at 25 at LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph. Make plans to join us in Charlottesville, Va. June 13-19. Continue reading

Exhibition: Alexia at 25 at LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph

Alexia-Aaron-Vincent-Elkaim-featured

Honoring The Alexia Foundation’s 25 year legacy of supporting documentary photojournalism worldwide and celebrating the years to come, The Alexia Foundation will be presenting the exhibition “Alexia at 25″ at LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph from June 12-June 19 in Charlottesville, Va. Continue reading

Announcing the 2016 Alexia Grant Winners

1-Alexia-Pro-Aaron-Vincent-Elkaim-1

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.
Continue reading

What Does Winning an Alexia Professional Grant Mean?

Child dead from malaria

The Alexia Grants are much more than simple funding. They amplify the power of the work and inspire the photographers who receive them. Former Alexia grantees discuss what winning the Professional Grant meant for them. Continue reading