Sarah Blesener is one of three recipients of the inaugural $30,000 CatchLight Fellowship for Toy Soldiers, the same project for which she was just awarded The Alexia 2017 grant. The work explores rising nationalism among youth in the U.S. and Russia. Continue reading
Justin Maxon has been awarded first prize in the Long Form category of the 2017 World Press Photo Digital Storytelling Contest for “When the Spirit Moves,” his long-term project on gun violence in Chester, Pa., a small American city.
Maxon won The Alexia 2012 professional grant for “When the Spirit Moves.” He was also the recipient of The Alexia 2008 student runner-up grant. Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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 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