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

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

Pushing Boundaries and Transcending Borders

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After a screening of The Long Night, The Blue Stocking Institute, a small collective that focuses on raising awareness about gender inequality and gender based violence, was so moved that they raised money to support The Alexia Foundation.

“We wish the Alexia Foundation all the best in the future and hope that you can continue to support artists such as Tim, and cinematic work that pushes boundaries and transcends borders,” they wrote us.

On this Giving Tuesday, we hope that if you too have been moved by one of our projects, you will give generously to The Alexia Foundation, a 501c3 organization. With your support, we can continue to make possible stories like The Long Night that drive change. Continue reading

Santiago’s “Stolen Lives, Stolen Future” in NYTimes, Scientific American and Instagram

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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 Eich Launches Monograph, Takes Over Instagram

Ritchie Goins Jr. watches from the window of his parents' trailer as cinderblocks are brought in as the foundation for his grandmother's new trailer. Leetha Goins and her children Timmy, 25, Troy, 16, and grandson Will, for whom she cares, were displaced when a drunk driver swerved off the road and crashed into their trailer.  Matt Eich/Alexia Foundation

“This place is a microcosm of a story that plays out around our country and around the world. History repeats itself. Our collective memory favors the convenience of amnesia over acknowledging the damage that we continue to inflict upon ourselves. Photography is the antidote. This collection of images is my love song to Ohio.” -Matt Eich

Eight years ago, Matt Eich won the First Place Alexia Student Grant for “Carry Me Ohio.” Today, that project, which he worked on over the course of 10 years, is available as a monograph from Sturm & Drang books. Continue reading

Souvid Datta Awarded 2016 Visura Photojournalism Award

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Alexia Grant recipient Souvid Datta has been awarded the 2016 Visura Photojournalism Grant for Vanishing Girls of West Bengal. The project explores the socio-economic contexts that perpetuate child trafficking. The story was supported, in part, by his 2013 Alexia Award of Excellence grant.

2016 Alexia Award of Excellence winner Sarah Blesener was a one of 12 finalists for the Visura grant for Toy Soldiers. Continue reading

The Alexia at the Indian Photo Festival in Hyderabad

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The Alexia Foundation will be exhibiting Where The River Runs Through, by 2016 Professional Winner Aaron Vincent Elkaim at the Indian Photo Festival in Hyderabad, India from Sept. 29-Oct. 9. The work will be on display at the State Art Gallery – MPCC, Madhapur.

The project documents and strives to understand the consequences of the Belo Monte Dam Complex, Brazil’s major hydroelectric expansion on the ecosystems, communities and industries within the Amazon Rainforest. Continue reading

The Alexia Foundation at China’s Pingyao International Photography Festival

James Dooley gives a gallery talk to a packed crowd at the 2014 Pingyao International Photography Festival.

For the 9th consecutive year, The Alexia Foundation will be exhibiting at the Pingyao International Photography Festival, in Pingyao, China. Taking place Sept. 19-25 in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the ancient Walled City of Pingyao, it is one of the largest photographic festivals in the world. It is an important opportunity for the foundation to share the work it supports with a tremendous audience. Continue reading

Mary F. Calvert and Katie Orlinsky Win Getty Grants

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Alexia Grantees Mary F. Calvert and Katie Orlinsky were two of the five recipients of the 2016 Getty Images Editorial Grants announced this past week at the Visa pour l’Image festival in Perpignan, France. Each will receive a $10,000 grant to work on their proposed project. The news was reported by both TIME and The New York Times. Continue reading

Andrew Renneisen Wins Ian Parry Scholarship Award for Achievement

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Two time Alexia Grant winner Andrew Renneisen has been awarded the Ian Parry Scholarship 2016 Award for Achievement. The award “exists to find and support the very best young people striving to produce powerful, meaningful photojournalism in a ‘selfie’ obsessed world.” He will use the $3,500 award to complete a new body of work, covering the practice of ‘witch’ lynchings in towns along Kenya’s coast. Continue reading