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

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

Reza to Speak at Syracuse University

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Photojournalist and humanitarian Reza will be delivering a talk this coming Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 5.30-7 p.m. at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School. The talk, entitled, The Power of Photography for Humanity: Connecting Cultures, Connecting Communities, Connecting Hearts, will be held in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium of Newhouse 3. Continue reading

Running for Cover: Politics, Justice and Media in the Syrian Conflict

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The first ever conference of its kind, Running for Cover: Politics, Justice and Media in the Syrian Conflict, will be held on October 6 at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

The focus of this daylong event will be accountability in the Syrian conflict. Policy makers and media leaders will analyze the international community’s response to the Syrian conflict as well as discuss the challenges in reporting the war, developing political solutions and seeking justice for victims. Award-winning photography and 360° video from the region will be shown.

All events are free. The public is invited to attend.
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Matt Black at Photography: Agent for Change Workshop

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Matt Black’s inspiring talk from The Alexia Foundation’s first “Photography: Agent for Change” workshop, hosted at the International Center of Photography in New York City, is available to be viewed. Continue reading

Deadline Extended and New Speakers: Stephanie Sinclair and Christina Piaia

Family members and guests dance before the wedding of three young girls Radha, 15, Gora, 13, and Rajni, 5, to their young grooms Aleen, Giniaj, and Kaushal. The three couples - three sisters married to three brothers - were married on the Hindu holy day of Akshaya Tritiya, called Akha Teej in North India. The auspicious day is said to bring good luck to couples married then and is widely known in Rajasthan as the day most child marriages occur. Despite legislation forbidding child marriage in India (Child Marriage Restraint Act-1929) and the much more progressive Prohibition of Child Marriage Act (2006) and many initiatives to prevent child marriage, marrying children off at a very tender age continues to be accepted by large sections of society. Stephanie Sinclair/Alexia Foundation

Due to overwhelming interest, we have extended the deadline to apply for the Alexia “Photography: Agent for Change” workshop. Applications will now be accepted until Monday, October 12 at midnight Eastern U.S. time. We are also thrilled to announce the … Continue reading

Apply for the Photography: Agent for Change Workshop

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The Alexia Foundation is proud to offer a one-day seminar entitled “Photography: Agent For Change,” for photographers to learn to use photography to effect change. The workshop will be held at the International Center of Photography in New York City on November 6, 2015. Continue reading

Help Support The Alexia Foundation’s Next Big Initiative

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This fall, the Alexia Foundation is starting an important new initiative to further the ability of photojournalists to help bring important issues to the forefront. We want everyone creating important, moving work on today’s most important social issues to be able to best use their photography to drive change. Continue reading

Watch: Tim Matsui and Mike Davis at Collaborations for Cause 2014

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2012 Alexia Foundation Women’s Initiative recipient, Tim Matsui and Syracuse University Alexia Chair, Mike Davis, were recently presenters at Collaborations for Cause 2014 in Seattle. The conference, organized and presented by Blue Earth Alliance, brings together content producers and organizations … Continue reading