Join Us for Answers to Alexia Application Questions

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As of today, the deadline for The Alexia 2017 professional grant is two weeks away. You only have until 5 p.m. Eastern U.S. Time on Jan. 31 to submit your proposals for the $20,000 grant. Students have only until Feb. 14 at 5 p.m. Eastern U.S. Time to submit. We realize that as you refine your proposals and prepare your edits, you may have questions. We want to help.

Mike Davis will be running a Facebook live event this Thursday, Jan. 19 at 3 p.m. Eastern U.S. Time to answer questions you might have relating to the grant and the application process. Continue reading

Apply Now for the 2017 Alexia Grants

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As of today, The Alexia Foundation is accepting applications for both its Professional Grant and its Student Grants. The Alexia Foundation offers production grants to students and professional photographers to give them the financial ability to produce substantial stories that drive change in the effort to make the world a better place.

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Alexia’s Jim Dooley Speaks With Multimedia Week

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Recently, Alexia Executive Administrator Jim Dooley spoke with D.J. Clark of The University of Bolton in Beijing on the podcast Multimedia Week about the foundation and our upcoming grants.

In the podcast, Dooley speaks about some of the tremendous work The Alexia Foundation has had the opportunity to support and explains in-depth the requirements for applications. He discusses the kind of work we look to support, the way we balance our goal of supporting photojournalism with new forms of storytelling, and how to apply. Continue reading

“The Price of Vanity” in National Geographic Magazine

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Paolo Marchetti’s 2015 Alexia Professional Grant Project on cruelty in the worldwide skin market is featured in the September issue of National Geographic Magazine accompanying an article entitled, “Why Fur Is Back in Fashion.” Marchetti wants his images to raise questions and reignite the debate about the use of animal skins and materials in fashion. Continue reading

Announcing the 2016 Alexia Grant Winners

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The Alexia Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Alexia Grants. The winner of the $20,000 Professional Grant is Aaron Vincent Elkaim of Toronto, Canada. The winner of the First Place Student Grant is Nathaniel Brunt of Toronto, Canada.
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Invitation: Alexia Grants Judging Weekend April 1 & 2

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Judging for the 2016 Alexia Grants will take place at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University April 1-2. After the winning projects have been selected, each of the judges will give a talk about their connection with the profession of visual storytelling. The public is invited to attend all events. Continue reading