This past April, Nathaniel Brunt was awarded the first place Student Grant for his project #shaheed. The work is a study of war in the Kashmir Valley, the young local men fighting in it, and the changing relationship between communication technologies, visual representations of conflict, and image-making at this time.
In this new interview with Brunt, we speak with him about the roots of the conflict and his plans for the project.
The first ever conference of its kind, Running for Cover: Politics, Justice and Media in the Syrian Conflict, will be held on October 6 at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
The focus of this daylong event will be accountability in the Syrian conflict. Policy makers and media leaders will analyze the international community’s response to the Syrian conflict as well as discuss the challenges in reporting the war, developing political solutions and seeking justice for victims. Award-winning photography and 360° video from the region will be shown.
Damien Roussat visited the U.N. Headquarters in New York as a young man in 2006 when The Alexia Foundation had its exhibition Eyes on the World on display. Last month, Roussat reached out to us. One of the photographs there had shaken his worldview and changed the course of his life. This is the power of the photograph. This is why we believe in and support photography that drives change. Continue reading →
Roger LeMoyne’s 2004 professional project, “Gold, Guns and Germs: The Effects of Conflict in the DR Congo” looks at the impact of conflict on the civilian population of the region. Particularly, the work focuses on the children who have been … Continue reading →
In 2006 Balazs Gardi was awarded the Alexia Professional Grant for his work “Afghanistan – Between War And Peace.” The project documented Afghanistan, a nation shattered by wars, droughts and earthquakes, looking for signs of stability amid an uneasy peace. … Continue reading →
Jan Dago’s work, “Civil War in Sierra Leone” is exceptional. He was sent to the nation for a news story to cover the unimaginably cruel war taking place in a struggle for power. During that trip, he realized that he … Continue reading →
Dijana Muminovic, the 2013 Alexia Second Place Student Winner, has published the e-book, “Secrets of Lake Perućac.” The book combines images from Dijana’s “Beneath My Land: Exhuming Victims of the Bosnian Genocide,” with the experiences of those connected to Lake … Continue reading →
As we announced last week, Sebastián Liste has been named the recipient of the 2014 Alexia Foundation Professional Grant. His work, “The New Culture of Violence in Latin America,” examines the violence that, having begun with the brutality of the … Continue reading →
Marcus Bleasdale, the 2005 Alexia Professional Grantee, has shown the world that photography truly can drive change. Intel, the world’s largest manufacturer of semiconductor chips, has vowed to use only ethically sourced minerals in their microprocessors. Microprocessors are present in … Continue reading →
Dijana Muminovic was awarded an Alexia Foundation Second Place Student Award in February for “Beneath My Land: Exhuming Victims of the Bosnian Genocide” to document the aftermath of the brutal Bosnian Genocide. Her work focuses on the people searching for … Continue reading →
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