Mike Davis: Stories That Drive Change Speaker Highlight

Carlos Javier Ortiz, Sarah Leen, Mike Davis, Alexia Chair at Syracuse University, Julia Dolan, Aphrodite and Peter Tsairis at The Alexia 2015 judging.

Mike Davis is a legend and a genius. He is responsible for some of the most important photo editing of our time and has led some of the most important photography teams journalism has ever assembled.

Mike currently holds the Alexia Tsairis Chair for Documentary Photography at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. He teaches advanced storytelling classes, runs the Alexia Foundation Grants competition and creates special initiatives while continuing to work with photographers the world over as a picture editor.

For Latin America: Stories That Drive Change, Mike will be explaining what grants are available and how to successfully apply for them based on his extensive experience administering The Alexia grants, as a jury member for a variety of grants and as a photo editor, who has guided numerous photographers to success. In his break-out session, he will be discussing how to select and sequence images for maximum impact, achieving the third effect that results from the successful interplay of two images.
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Join Us For The Alexia 2017 Judging at Syracuse

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We would like to invite you to join us for the judging of The Alexia 2017 grants which will take place at Syracuse University March 24 and 25 at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication. The judges will be Keith Jenkins, Ed Kashi and Amy Pereira. Judging will be moderated by Mike Davis.

The Alexia grant selection weekend is a time of great insight and incredible photography. You will be inspired. 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 Student Deadline is Nearly Here

Abandoned pandit (Kashmiri Hindu) homes in the town of Hall. Many pandit families left the Valley due to fear of inter-communal violence during the war in the early 1990s and have never returned.  (Spring 2013) Nathaniel Brunt, The Alexia 2016 Student Winner

Student photojournalists have until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14 to submit their proposals for The Alexia 2017 student grants. Our grants enable current college student photojournalists to produce substantial bodies of work that promote world peace and cultural understanding. Continue reading

Announcing The Alexia 2017 Grant Judging

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The Alexia Foundation would like to invite you to join us for the judging of The Alexia grants 2017 on Mar. 24 and 25 at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. The Alexia competition is unique in that the proposal is given equal weight to the images. What one is planning to do is as important as what one has shown him or herself able to do with imagery.

The Alexia 2017 judges are National Geographic’s Keith Jenkins, Photographer and Filmmaker Ed Kashi, and Photography Director and Curator Ami Periera. The judging will be moderated by Syracuse University’s Alexia Tsairis Chair of Documentary Photography Mike Davis.

We hope you will be able to join us for what is always a compelling weekend of discussions about documentary photography and using images to drive change.
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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. Aaron Vincent Elkaim/Alexia Foundation

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

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

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

Family. Life. Project Wins Multiple Awards

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The Family. Life. project initiated by Syracuse University has been honored with a 2016 American Web Design Award from Graphic Design USA and with a Best of Web: 2nd Place prize from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). Bringing together 32 schools from 16 different countries to produce work on the topic of family, Syracuse Alexia Chair Mike Davis conceived of the project and The Alexia Foundation helped support it. Continue reading

‘Alexia at 25′ Exhibit at LOOK3 Open June 13-19

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There are only a handful of days remaining before the opening of Alexia at 25 at LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph. Make plans to join us in Charlottesville, Va. June 13-19. Continue reading