Register Now for Latin America: Stories That Drive Change

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We, at The Alexia Foundation, are busy preparing for our upcoming seminar Latin America: Stories That Drive Change. The seminar will take place April 8 & 9 at The University of Miami in Miami, Florida. It’s time to start making your plans to be there.

The seminar will be an opportunity to share and celebrate photojournalism by Latin American and Latino journalists. It will also help all visual journalists learn how to better develop and support their own work. Continue reading

Nathaniel Brunt’s #shaheed at Toronto’s CONTACT Gallery

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With an opening reception tonight, Feb. 9, Nathaniel Brunt’s #shaheed will be on display in a solo exhibition at the Scotiabank CONTACT gallery in Torono, Canada until Mar. 25. #shaheed is a study of the war in Kashmir, the men fighting in it, and the changing relationship between technology and the representation of conflict.

Nathaniel Brunt was The Alexia 2016 student winner for #shaheed. His Alexia grant helped support this important work. Continue reading

Announcing Latin America: Stories That Drive Change Seminar in Miami

Tixtla, Guerrero, Mexico, February 7th, 2015: Angel, tries to grab a balloon that his aunt brought home from work. His father, Adan Abrajan de la Cruz, had disappeared 6 months before, along with 42 other students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers School in Guerrero, Mexico, never to be seen again. Photo © Adriana Zehbrauskas

The Alexia Foundation is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the Latin America: Stories That Drive Change Seminar at The University of Miami in Miami, Florida on April 8 and 9.

The seminar will be an opportunity to share and celebrate photojournalism by Latin American and Latino journalists. It will also help all visual journalists learn how to better develop and support their own work.

The University of Miami School of Communication, The Knight Foundation, PhotoWings and Nikon are co-sponsors of this event. Continue reading

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

Undesired at Brooklyn Human Rights Film Festival

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We are pleased to share the news that Undesired will be featured as part of Amnesty International’s Brooklyn Human Rights Film Festival this week. The festival is screening short films on human rights and social justice, focusing on women’s rights, refugees and incarceration.

Undesired was produced by Walter Astrada, our 2009 professional winner, and MediaStorm. It was made possible by the funding of The Alexia Foundation. 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

Join Us for Answers to Alexia Application Questions

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As of today, the deadline for The Alexia 2017 professional grant is two weeks away. You only have until 5 p.m. Eastern U.S. Time on Jan. 31 to submit your proposals for the $20,000 grant. Students have only until Feb. 14 at 5 p.m. Eastern U.S. Time to submit. We realize that as you refine your proposals and prepare your edits, you may have questions. We want to help.

Mike Davis will be running a Facebook live event this Thursday, Jan. 19 at 3 p.m. Eastern U.S. Time to answer questions you might have relating to the grant and the application process. 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

Addressing Today’s Most Compelling Issues

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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

UPDATE: Mary F. Calvert’s “Missing in Action: Homeless Women Veterans”

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Today is the last day of Mary F. Calvert’s Alexia Foundation Instagram take over. All this past week, she has been sharing powerful images and the moving stories of women, whose brutal sexual assaults while in the U.S. Military resulted in their homelessness.

In this post, we talk about some of the recognition Calvert’s work has received, why her project is so important, and “Prisoners of War: Male on Male Rape in America’s Military,” the current stage of her long term work on Military Sexual Trauma. Continue reading