Michael Santiago’s 2015 First Place Student Winning Stolen Lives, Stolen Future has been featured by both The New York Times and Scientific American. The project documents the experience of Black farmers in the U.S. His work tells of the pride of but also the decline of the African-American farmer, much of which was driven first by unjust traditions, such as sharecropping, and later by racially discriminatory loan practices, particularly by the USDA.
Santiago is taking over the Alexia Instagram feed this week with images from the project. Continue reading →
Matt Black’s photos from the second part of MSNBC’s Geography of Poverty depict the correlation between poverty, environmental pollution, and illness. In the article “Cancer Alley: Big Industry, Big Problems,” Black’s black and white images are bold and haunting as they depict the tolls of systemic racism and the effects of proximity to toxic dangers such as petrochemical processing plants. Continue reading →
Md Shahnewaz Khan’s photo essay “Fallen Stars” which captures the plight of child labor in Bangladesh was published in The Quiet American. In 2015, Shahnewaz won an Alexia Award of Excellence for his project “Fallen Stars.” Continue reading →
The project Family. Life. from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications has been unveiled and featured on the New York Times’ LENS blog. Directed by Andrea Wise as her graduate project and advised by Alexia Tsairis Chair for Documentary Photography … Continue reading →
Alexia dual grantee Matt Black and Foundation board member Ed Kashi are interviewed in the first edition of ZEKE: the magazine of global awareness, a print and digital publication from SocialDocumentary.net. Continue reading →
Katie Orlinsky documents the stash houses used in migrant extortions on the U.S.-Mexico border for The New Yorker magazine. Orlinsky was the 2012 Alexia Student Winner for her work on the drug war in Mexico. Continue reading →
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