Remarks from Our Founder in The Alexia’s 27th Year

Ed Kashi, Keith Jenkins and Amy Pereira review projects during the judging of The Alexia 2017 competition. Photo by Mike Davis.

These weekend, we concluded the judging for The Alexia grant for the 27th year. As is tradition, co-founder Aphrodite Tsairis closed the competition with her thoughts on the process. We wanted to share her moving and perceptive remarks with you…

“Each year we learn through this competition that photography is more than a means of expression; it is a different way of seeing, one that treats each moment as something irreplaceable.

Each photographer’s work we viewed today whether they were students or professionals – each one was, in the words of the great Alfred Eisenstaedt, struggling ‘to find and catch the storytelling moment.'” Continue reading

You Can Support Photography That Moves & Connects Us

Happiness is the miracle holding them together. Just like your childhood, any one of their lives can just vanish. May be they don’t know their future holds but they survive. Ismail Ferdous/Alexia Foundation

If you could be a part of one of the most moving mediums of communication which dedicates its power to making the world a better place, would you? You can, by contributing to The Alexia Foundation today. Documentary photojournalism has … Continue reading

Lockerbie 25th Anniversary Commemorative Event at Newhouse School, Syracuse

Memorial at Syracuse Univeresity for students who were killed on Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie Scotland on December 21, 1988. Photo by Mike Davis

The Alexia Foundation and The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications of Syracuse University will host a commemorative event on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 from 3.30-6.00pm at Newhouse to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the explosion of Pan Am Flight … Continue reading

The Alexia Foundation on Violence Against Women

Tradition, Women's Rights and Circumcision in Guinea Bissau

Violence against women takes many forms which can be seen in a number of the projects The Alexia Foundation has supported for 23 years. One type of violence is overwhelming violence, the violence that is wholly gender based and clear … Continue reading

“Eyes on the World” – Showing the Stories that Drive Change

A guest absorbs images from Amanda Berg's "Keg Stand Queens" at the opening of the "Eyes on the World" exhibition at 25CPW Gallery in New York on June 20. Photo by Mike Davis.

On Thursday, June 20, a steamy New York City evening, The Alexia Foundation and 25CPW Gallery welcomed more than 250 guests to “Eyes on the World,” an exhibition of some of the most moving, provocative and inspiring photographs from the … Continue reading

The Alexia Foundation Remembers Robert E. Gilka


It was with great sadness that we at The Alexia Foundation learned of the the passing of legendary photographer and editor Robert E. Gilka yesterday morning. In addition to being the director of photography at National Geographic Magazine for more … Continue reading

Dr. Peter Tsairis and Aphrodite Thevos Tsairis establish Chair at SU with $3 million grant

The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications has received a $3 million grant from Peter and Aphrodite Tsairis, the parents of Pan Am 103 victim Alexia Tsairis. They are the founders of the Alexia Foundation for World Peace and Cultural … Continue reading