Gabriel Romero Featured in Professional Photographer Magazine

Eaad Hariri, 39, was injured in Daraa, Syria in November 2013 during a bombing. Despite his injury, he is still able to care for his young family. Feb. 8, 2014. Zaatari Camp, Jordan. (Photo by Gabriel Romero/Alexia Foundation ©2014)

In the September issue of Professional Photographer, Gabriel Romero speaks to the magazine about what it takes to photograph in the extreme circumstances he often finds himself in around the world in pursuit of some of the most challenging and … Continue reading

Sarah Ann Jump Selected for Eddie Adams XXVII

Mary’s Place encourages children to play outside and be active during the summer. Volunteers will organize field trips for the children, offered as an incentive for reading a certain number of books based on their reading levels. Sarah Ann Jump

This coming Friday, Oct. 10, the 27th Eddie Adams Workshop begins in upstate New York. Sarah Ann Jump has been chosen as one of the 100 carefully selected students to participate in this free, four-day long photography workshop in the … Continue reading

Opening Today: Alexia Grantees at Brooklyn’s Photoville

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United Photo Industries is opening their annual Photoville, today, Sept. 18, in Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York. The festival will run until Sunday, Sept. 28. Since its launch in 2012, it has become the largest photography festival in New York … Continue reading

Looking at the Aftermath of September 11, 2001 by Logan Wallace

A southern view of the World Trade Center site, as life goes in in lower Manhattan. Logan Wallace/Alexia Foundation

Logan Wallace used his Alexia Award of Excellence Grant to explore the aftermath of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 in his “September 11, 2001: An Awakening of Fear, Pride, Anger, Patriotism & Sorrow.” As debris began to be cleared … Continue reading

Matt Black’s “From Clouds to Dust” in New York

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San Pedro Chayuco, Mexico. Matt Black

In his first solo New York City show, Matt Black will be exhibiting his photography in “From Clouds to Dust.” The exhibition, pulling from his documentary projects “The People of the Clouds” and “The Kingdom of Dust,” features his work … Continue reading

Brad Vest’s “Adrift: Appalachia’s Prescription Drug Epidemic”

Travis and Journey stand at the banks of the Ohio River right behind their camper. Brad Vest/Alexia Foundation

Rural Appalachia has been hit hard by the prescription drug epidemic. From 1999 to 2004, the Center for Disease Control reported that West Virginia had a 550% increase in fatal drug overdoses, the largest in the nation. This figure is … Continue reading

“Justice Undone: Incarceration Among America’s Minorities” from Raymond Thompson, Jr.

A child looks at a car that had been broken into the night before FFOIP sumer camp in Southeast Washington, D.C. Friends and Family of Incarcerated People, a non-profit based in Washington D.C., offers a summer camp for children of incarcerated parents and other children whose parents are absent. Raymond Thompson Jr./Alexia Foundation

One out of every 12 black men are currently incarcerated in the United States today, Raymond Thompson tells us in his Alexia Foundation grant proposal. For white males, that statistic is one in 87. Raymond informs us that the War … Continue reading

“The New Culture of Violence in Latin America” from Sebastian Liste

SALVADOR DE BAHIA, BRAZIL – MAY, 22 2010: Melanie (22) with her two sons in a small shack in an abandoned chocolate factory in Salvador de Bahia. In spite of the extreme conditions in which they live, this factory in ruins has become a home for the family, on May 22, 2010 in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil. Despite the lack of socio-economic support from the government, they have managed to make a safe place for themselves to live, and form a community of their own, which is safer that the alternatives available to them. However they are currently being evicted by the government due to being there illegally. Sebastian Liste/Reportage by Getty Images

Sebastian Liste is the 2014 Alexia Foundation Professional Grant Recipient for his project, “The New Culture of Violence in Latin America.” “I seek to create a visual document that condemns and raises awareness of the gravity of the current situation … Continue reading

Shehab Uddin Shows Life of Pavement Dwellers in South Asian Megacities

Asa Rani Laskor combs her hair in the evening with her husband, Laxmi Kanto Laskor, and daughter, Pinki. As the family collects garbage for a living, they shower and freshen up every evening. Raja Rammohan Sarani, Kolkata, India. 2011. Shedab Uddin/Alexia Foundation

“Thousands of people sleep, stay and spend the day on the sidewalks and pavements of Dhaka and Kolkata. Initially arriving as migrants lured to the capital by the promise of better opportunities, they engage in a variety of activities to … Continue reading