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 →
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 →
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 →
Liu Xin was the student winner in 1993 with her project, “Education in Guizhou, China.” At the time of the project, 37 million children were unable to attend school because of poverty. 80-85% of those denied an education were girls, … Continue reading →
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 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 →
The Alexia Foundation photo of today, Monday, is from Liu Xin’s 1993 winning student project, “Education in Guizhou, China.” At the point the project was conducted, there were 37 million school-aged children barred from school because of poverty. Liu’s work … Continue reading →
The Alexia Foundation photo of today, Thursday, is from Teru Kuwayama’s 1999 professional project, “Vanishing Tibetan Culture” documenting the loss of Tibetan culture under pressure from China. The Chinese government orders monks under the age of 18 to be expelled … Continue reading →
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 →
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