Announcing The Alexia 2017 Grant Judging

The Alexia Foundation would like to invite you to join us for the judging of The Alexia grants 2017 on Mar. 24 and 25 at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. The Alexia competition is unique in that the proposal is given equal weight to the images. What one is planning to do is as important as what one has shown him or herself able to do with imagery.

The Alexia 2017 judges are National Geographic’s Keith Jenkins, Photographer and Filmmaker Ed Kashi, and Photography Director and Curator Ami Periera. The judging will be moderated by Syracuse University’s Alexia Tsairis Chair of Documentary Photography Mike Davis.

We hope you will be able to join us for what is always a compelling weekend of discussions about documentary photography and using images to drive change.
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In Hijabi World, Bright Young Women Explain What Wearing a Hijab Means for Them

In Hijabi World, a new film from Julie Winokur’s Talking Eyes Media and Alexia Photojournalism Advisory Committee member Ed Kashi, young women describe why they choose to wear the hijab and what it means to them. They talk about the misconceptions others have about the hijab and the challenges it brings with it. The film is featured by the New York Times. Continue reading

POYi awards Alexia Grantees

Alexia grantees received many top awards in the 72nd Annual Pictures of the Year International (POYi) competition, the oldest and one of the most prestigious contests for photojournalism. Continue reading

Vest and Kashi Win Top POYi Awards

Alexia 2011 award winner Brad Vest and advisory council member Ed Kashi took top honors in the 72nd annual Pictures of the Year International (POYi) Competition. Vest was recognized as the Newspaper Photographer of the Year and Kashi was named Multimedia Photographer of … Continue reading

Opening Today: Alexia Grantees at Brooklyn’s Photoville

United Photo Industries is opening their annual Photoville, today, Sept. 18, in Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York. The festival will run until Sunday, Sept. 28. Since its launch in 2012, it has become the largest photography festival in New York … Continue reading

The Photo Society Nominates Ami Vitale and Ed Kashi Projects for IndieVoices

Ami Vitale and Ed Kashi, two of our Photojournalism Advisory Council (PAC) members, have been selected to be two of the three inaugural Photo Society members to have projects featured on new IndieVoices storytelling fundraising platform. In addition to being … Continue reading

The Alexia Foundation Remembers Robert E. Gilka

It was with great sadness that we at The Alexia Foundation learned of the the passing of legendary photographer and editor Robert E. Gilka yesterday morning. In addition to being the director of photography at National Geographic Magazine for more … Continue reading