Today, we remember Alexia Tsairis, who was tragically murdered in the terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland on Dec. 21, 1988 as she returned home from her study abroad semester in London along with 34 other Syracuse University students who were among the 270 people killed in the attack.
The Alexia Foundation was founded to celebrate and remember Alexia. In her memory, we have awarded over 156 professional and student grants totaling over $1 million dollars. If you would like to be a part of this remembrance and support photojournalism that gives voice to social injustice, respects history lest we forget it and helps us understand cultural difference as our strength, please give generously to The Alexia Foundation this holiday season. Continue reading →
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 →
The hope is that these grants will make the students who receive them responsible and committed visual journalists, and, even more importantly, that their world view will be shaped by being engaged by the issues of the planet. Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Aphrodite Tsairis has received the 2010 Global Impact Award from the Garden State Woman Education Foundation. Aphrodite and Peter Tsairis created the Alexia Foundation in 1989 after their daughter Alexia died in the bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, … Continue reading →
The Alexia Foundation Photojournalism Exhibition “Eyes on the World” was displayed at the Portage Michigan Library from March 10-April 15. At the official show opening on April 6, Aphrodite Tsairis talked about how she and her husband, Dr. Peter Tsairis, … Continue reading →
Your contribution to The Alexia Foundation is an investment in the work of well-known photojournalists and promising students who combine the best of journalism with visual images to promote social justice in the world.