‘Alexia at 25′ Exhibit at LOOK3 Open June 13-19


There are only a handful of days remaining before the opening of Alexia at 25 at LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph. Make plans to join us in Charlottesville, Va. June 13-19. Continue reading

Mary F. Calvert Wins World Press Photo First Prize, Long-Term Projects

From Mary F. Calvert's First Prize World Press project.

Mary F. Calvert has won First Prize in World Press Photo’s Long-Term Project category for her work “Sexual Assault in America’s Military.” The Alexia Foundation is proud to have been able to help fund this vital work through our Women’s Initiative Grant. Continue reading

The New York Times Discusses Mary F. Calvert’s Photography on Sexual Assault in the Military

Mary F. Calvert in the NYTimes.

Photography by 2014 Alexia Women’s Initiative Recipient Mary F. Calvert is featured by The New York Times in a new Lens post entitled, “Surviving Rape in the Military.” The article speaks with Calvert about how she came to tackle the … Continue reading

Five Alexia Photographers Honored by The Pixel Project for Fighting Violence Against Women


The Pixel Project project has published its list of photographers who support the cause to end violence against women as part of its “16 for 16” campaign against gender violence. Of the 16 photographers named, five are Alexia Foundation grantees. … Continue reading

Announcing the 2014 Alexia Foundation Women’s Initiative Grant Recipient

Connie Sue Foss was raped while in the US Army and hasn't been able to hold down a job to care for herself and her daughter. She bears scars from punching a window during a PTSD episode and holds a molar she lost from grinding her teeth at night. Mary F. Calvert

The Alexia Foundation is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2014 Women’s Initiative Grant is Mary F. Calvert, an independent photojournalist based in the United States. Calvert will utilize the $25,000 grant for her project “Missing in Action: … Continue reading

Liu Xin on Women’s Access to Education in China


In 1993, Liu Xin used her Alexia Foundation first place student grant to document lack of access to education for women and children in the Guizhou province, the most impoverished area in China. Liu’s work is an expansive look at … Continue reading

Farzana Hossen on Survivors of Acid Attacks

Roushon, 32, got married at the age of 13 in Birampur. In 2002, after eight years of marriage, her husband poured acid on her while she was sleeping next to her son because she opposed his second marriage. She lost an ear completely and half of her face and body has been burned. She now lives with her son in her mother’s home and now studying along with her son. Farzana Hossen

“There are scores of new acid attack and burn victims arriving every day at the hospital,” Farzana Hossen tells us in her proposal. “In addition to disfigurement of the face and body, some have permanent loss of eyesight; some will … Continue reading

Call for Proposals: Announcing the 2014 Women’s Initiative Grant

Srey Neth and Lia move into the STAR House, a secondary transition home designed to help victims of sex trafficking to learn the skills to reintegrate into society without falling back to sex work. The teenagers are residents of Transitions Global and have experienced horrific physical and mental abuse largely at the hands of their fellow Cambodians. Photo by 2012 Women's Initiative Grant Winner Tim Matsui.

The Alexia Foundation is pleased to announce the call for entries for our 2014 Women’s Initiative Grant which will provide a $25,000 grant for a project to be produced on a significant issue involving and affecting women. We invite proposals … Continue reading