Sebastian Liste Wins World Press Photo, Daily Life, Third Prize Stories

Sebastian Liste's World Press Winning Project.

Liste has been recognized for his story “Citizen Journalism in Brazil’s Favelas.” It is part of his work on his 2014 Alexia Foundation Professional Grant project, “The New Culture of Violence in Latin America.” Continue reading

The Struggle to Leave the Life: Lisa Today

16 Dec. 2014. Washington State.

Lisa was one of the key subjects in Tim Matsui’s recently released Women’s Initiative project, Leaving the Life, from which the feature film The Long Night was produced by Tim and MediaStorm. Lisa was the girl in the robe, turned … Continue reading

Interview: Katie Orlinsky on Covering Mexico’s Drug War

A young boy stands by a community police force in the Costa Chica of Guerrero, Mexico. Daily life in the region is defined by extreme poverty, drug trafficking and military harassment. Katie Orlinsky/Alexia Foundation

Katie Orlinsky received the Alexia Student Winner Grant in 2012 for her project “Innocence Assassinated: Living in Mexico’s Drug War.” As Orlinsky notes in her proposal, “every murder leaves behind a family struggling with loss and financial survival. Mexico’s pernicious … Continue reading

Brad Vest’s “Adrift: Appalachia’s Prescription Drug Epidemic”

Travis and Journey stand at the banks of the Ohio River right behind their camper. Brad Vest/Alexia Foundation

Rural Appalachia has been hit hard by the prescription drug epidemic. From 1999 to 2004, the Center for Disease Control reported that West Virginia had a 550% increase in fatal drug overdoses, the largest in the nation. This figure is … Continue reading

Sebastián Liste to Exhibit at Visa pour l’Image, Perpignan

VISTAHERMOSA PRISON, CIUDAD BOLIVAR, VENEZUELA - MARCH 2013:
Members of the "carro" run a routine check in the prison. The "carro" is the armed group of inmates guards who take care of the prison. The chief of all of them in the called "pran", who have the control of the whole prison. The militaries who control the prion from outside are not allowed to enter inside the prison from the last 5 years. Since the prisoner took the control of the prion to improve their living conditions. Now they do whatever they want inside and organize racketeering in the city from the inside.

2014 Alexia Professional Winner, Sebastián Liste has been selected to exhibit his “On the Inside: Venezuelan Prisons Under Inmate Control” in the 2014 Visa pour l’Image festival in Perpignan, France. Inside, the inmates live and die in a world of … Continue reading

Destiny: A Child of Drug-Addicted Mother in Appalachia from Yanina Manolova

Destiny plays with hula-hoop, around the house at her stepfather’s Denny- aunt and uncle, Barbara and Steve. Yanina Manolova/Alexia Foundation

For her 2009 Alexia Foundation winning student project, Yanina Manolova captured the story of a young child in difficult circumstances in “Destiny: A Child of Drug-Addicted Mother in Appalachia.” What is the future of these children? Are they going to … Continue reading

The Motel, Part 1: Women’s Initiative Update from Tim Matsui

Photo by Tim Matsui for his post, The Hotel.

There’s a series of low-slung motels along Pacific Highway South. They sit side-by-side, their balcony-style hallways shouting distance apart. Every day, thousands of cars stream along the median-split thoroughfare, passing weathered signs and week-long specials. I visited one motel regularly, … Continue reading

“The Long Night” Coming Soon from MediaStorm, Tim Matsui and The Alexia Foundation

The Long Night by Tim Matsui and MediaStorm screened to a rapt audience on in November.

The Alexia Foundation is excited to share the trailer for The Long Night, Tim Matsui and MediaStorm‘s profound examination of domestic minor sex trafficking in the United States, produced with the support of The Alexia Foundation. Set in Seattle, the … Continue reading