Md Shahnewaz Khan’s “Fallen Stars” Wins Andrei Stenin Awards

Md Shahnewaz Khan’s “Fallen Stars” was honored in the Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest. The contest is open for photographers aged 18 to 33. It aims to promote young photographers and support them in their strive for professional perfection. Khan was awarded a 3rd place prize in the Portrait. Hero of Our Time category and was also recognized with a Special prize from Al Mayadeen TV.

“Fallen Stars” explores the issue of child labor in Bangladesh where, Khan tells us, child labor is a visible part of everyday life. Employers often prefer to employ children because they are cheaper and considered to be more compliant and obedient than adults. They are also exposed to situations that make them vulnerable to trafficking, abuse, violence and exploitation. Continue reading

Md Shahnewaz’s ‘Fallen Stars’ featured in The Quiet American

Md Shahnewaz Khan’s photo essay “Fallen Stars” which captures the plight of child labor in Bangladesh was published in The Quiet American. In 2015, Shahnewaz won an Alexia Award of Excellence for his project “Fallen Stars.” Continue reading

“Eyes on the World” Exhibition Preview Slideshow

Ramon Jimenez Cuen

On June 20 at 6 p.m., the “Eyes on the World” exhibition hosted by The Alexia Foundation opens at 25CPW Gallery in New York. On display will be some of the the most moving, provocative, and inspiring photographs from the … Continue reading

Alexia Foundation Photo of Today – Roger LeMoyne

Today’s photo is from Roger LeMoyne’s 2004 professional project, “War-Affected Children,” which documented the impact of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. At the time of LeMoyne’s project, this war was responsible for the deaths of 2 million people … Continue reading