Leaders of the Pack: A Film on Katie Orlinsky and the Iditarod

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The short film “Leaders of the Pack” tells the story of both photographer and Alexia winner Katie Orlinsky and Kristin Knight Pace, a dog musher who participates in the 2016 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The film had its World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2016, and was a 2017 Webby honoree and a recent Vimeo staff pick.

The film focuses on Orlinsky’s outlook on and path in photography. She talks about her first camera, and the unifying themes of her work. We learn about her photographic philosophy and what she hopes her work will accomplish. Continue reading

10 Alexia Grantee Photographers You Should Follow on Instagram

A village nestled in the eastern part of Guinea Bissau. The climate is hot and humid but by the end of the dry season, little water will be found above ground. The children take advantage of the rains to enjoy a day of swimming. Ami Vitale/Alexia Foundation

Alexia Foundation photographers are some of the most prolific visual storytellers on the planet, tackling a wide range of issues in their photographic projects. All of the following photographers can be followed on Instagram, by clicking the link next to … Continue reading

Px3 Paris Prizes for Alexia grantees

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Several Alexia grantees were awarded top prizes in the 2015 Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3) photography competition. Ismail Ferdous and Rahul Talukder received Gold prizes in the General News category and Paolo Marchetti won Gold and Silver prizes for projects in the Nature/Environmental Press category. Continue reading

Katie Orlinsky receives inaugural grant from The Howard G. Buffett Fund For Women Journalists

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Alexia grantee Katie Orlinsky received one of nine inaugural grants from The Howard G. Buffet Fund for Women Journalists from the International Women’s Media Foundation. The grant will be used for working on a photography project exploring climate change and environmental issues in Alaskan communities. Continue reading

Photographer Updates: Palu, Berg, Ferdous, Capozziello, Eich, Sinclair, Bleasdale, Lynch & Astrada

Louie Palu for the Globe and Mail on US-Mexico Border

In our photographer updates, we feature a list of recent works, prizes and publications by Alexia grantees past and present. This year Louie Palu, 2010 Alexia grantee, criss-crossed more than 3,000 kilometres of the US-Mexico border to tell the story … Continue reading