Alexia Celebrates 10th Year at Pingyao International Photography Festival

For the 10th consecutive year, Alexia Foundation Executive Administrator James Dooley will be presenting the works of Alexia Grant Recipients at the Pingyao International Photography Festival in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the ancient walled city of Pingyao, China. He will be exhibiting the projects of The Alexia 2017 winners Sarah Blesener and Monica Jorge.

“Showing the Alexia student and professional winners each year gives the winners and the Alexia Foundation an opportunity to expose a large audience to the power and the importance of serious documentary photography,” explains Dooley. Continue reading

Ami Vitale: Stories That Drive Change Speaker Highlight

The Alexia Foundation visual storytelling seminar Latin America: Stories That Drive Change takes place in exactly one month, on April 8 and 9 at The University of Miami. To celebrate that event, we are going to feature each of our speakers with a special post on our blog. The first presenter we would like to highlight is Ami Vitale, a National Geographic photographer, a Nikon Ambassador, and a two time recipient of The Alexia grant. Continue reading

Liu Xin on Women’s Access to Education in China

In 1993, Liu Xin used her Alexia Foundation first place student grant to document lack of access to education for women and children in the Guizhou province, the most impoverished area in China. Liu’s work is an expansive look at … Continue reading

Alexia Grantees Take Top Awards at Pingyao International Photography Festival

Abir Abdullah and Sara Naomi Lewkowicz have received top awards at this year’s China Pingyao International Photography Festival. Abir was named in the top international photographer category. Sara was named top student in the international category. Raising awareness of domestic … Continue reading

The Alexia Foundation Exhibiting at the China Pingyao International Photography Festival

The Alexia Foundation will be bringing an exhibition to the 13th China Pingyao International Photography Festival. This is the sixth consecutive year that the foundation has exhibited in the festival. Opening next month, the week long 2013 festival runs from … Continue reading

Alexia Foundation begins international seminar series in China

Dr. Peter Tsairis at Renmin University

The First Alexia Foundation International Seminar was held April 4-5 on the campus of Renmin University in Beijing, China. The first day of the seminar was attended by more than 160 students, faculty members and working professional photojournalists and photo … Continue reading