Invitation: Alexia Grants Judging Weekend April 1 & 2

Aphrodite and Peter Tsairis review applicant photos during the 2015 judging of the Alexia Foundation competition. Photo by Mike Davis

Judging for the 2016 Alexia Grants will take place at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University April 1-2. After the winning projects have been selected, each of the judges will give a talk about their connection with the profession of visual storytelling. The public is invited to attend all events. Continue reading

Announcing the 2016 Alexia Grant Judges


The Alexia Foundation is pleased to announce that Teru Kuwayama, Darcy Padilla and Ami Vitale will be the judges for the our 2016 Professional and Student Grants. All three are passionate, talented photojournalists as well as former Alexia Grant recipients. We are excited for the wisdom and experience they will bring to this year’s competition. Continue reading

What Does Winning an Alexia Professional Grant Mean?

Child dead from malaria

The Alexia Grants are much more than simple funding. They amplify the power of the work and inspire the photographers who receive them. Former Alexia grantees discuss what winning the Professional Grant meant for them. Continue reading

Help Support The Alexia Foundation’s Next Big Initiative


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

10 Alexia Grantee Photographers You Should Follow on Instagram

A village nestled in the eastern part of Guinea Bissau. The climate is hot and humid but by the end of the dry season, little water will be found above ground. The children take advantage of the rains to enjoy a day of swimming. Ami Vitale/Alexia Foundation

Alexia Foundation photographers are some of the most prolific visual storytellers on the planet, tackling a wide range of issues in their photographic projects. All of the following photographers can be followed on Instagram, by clicking the link next to … Continue reading

Alexia grantees accepted into Eddie Adams Workshop XXVIII


Alexia grant winners Shahria Sharmin and Michael Santiago have been chosen to attend the Eddie Adams Workshop XXVIII, one of the premiere photojournalism workshops for young photographers founded by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Eddie Adams. Continue reading

Padilla and Vitale Win World Press Photo Awards


Two Alexia Grantees, Darcy Padilla and Ami Vitale, have been recognized by in World Press Photo Awards, one of the most prestigious photography prizes in existence. The work follows the life of a homeless woman, Julie, who was just 18, … Continue reading