Patriotism permeates our politics, our culture, our everyday life. As do accusations of unpatriotic behavior. “Of course, the word patriot tends to just be code for someone who shares our beliefs. And Americans are incredibly patriotic people. But where a sense of pride, and love, of your country, your beliefs, your community – turns into a sense of superiority, to aggression – this is nationalism.”
This is part one in a three part series, in which 2017 Alexia Professional Winner Sarah Blesener reflects on her grant project, “Beckon Us From Home.” The work is an examination of the growth of patriotism and nationalism amongst youth in the U.S. Continue reading →
The Alexia Foundation is thrilled to announce that, thanks to the generosity of our partner, PhotoWings, we will be presenting works by the recipients of The Alexia 2017 grants and discussing our grants and their history at Photoville, New York’s premiere photo festival. The festival takes place Sept. 13-Sept. 24. Our presentations will take place on Friday, Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. and on Sunday, Sept. 24 at 3 p.m. Continue reading →
“In This World,” a short documentary film by Kelly Creedon made its online debut on Monday. It launched as part of Reel South, a PBS program that features acclaimed documentary films about the American South, and as a Vimeo Staff Pick, a select group of videos that the streaming service’s staff “really, really love.” The film had already been screened at twenty major film festivals throughout the U.S., has won a number of major awards, and was named Worth Watching #156 by MediaStorm’s Eric Maierson this week.
“In This World,” tells the story of Courvosier “Vosiey” Cox, a precocious 15-year-old boy. He is determined to make it in show business as a way to leave behind his poverty and take care of his family. Creedon received an Alexia Award of Excellence Grant in 2015 in support of this work.
In a time when there are fewer and fewer resources available, The Alexia Foundation has remained unwavering in its support of the most important photography. For many photojournalists, grants like The Alexia are a lifeline. “Without them, no work would be possible,” remarked one photographer.
You are our lifeline. We rely on your financial support to make our grants possible. Will you help us keep them going? Will you be a part of photography that drives change? Donate to The Alexia Foundation today. Continue reading →
The deadline for The Alexia student grants is here. Student photojournalists only have until Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 5 p.m. Eastern U.S. Time to apply for one of five Alexia student grants. Continue reading →
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 →
The Alexia Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2016 Student Photojournalism Grants. The purpose of the grants is to give students photographers the financial ability to produce substantial stories that drive change in the effort to make the world a better place. Continue reading →
The Alexia Foundation is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its 2016 Professional and Student Grants. The deadline for submissions for the Professional Grant is 2 p.m. Jan. 31, 2016. The Student Grant application opens Feb. 3 and closes on 2 p.m. on March 3, 2016. Continue reading →
Photographers! Prepare your submission materials for the Alexia Foundation’s 2016 Grant Competition. The Professional grant submissions open January 1, 2016 with a deadline of January 31. The Student grant opens on February 3, 2016 with a deadline of March 3. Applying for the Student Grant is free, but there is a $50 application fee for the Professional Grant. Continue reading →
Alexia grantee Katie Orlinsky received one of nine inaugural grants from The Howard G. Buffet Fund for Women Journalists from the International Women’s Media Foundation. The grant will be used for working on a photography project exploring climate change and environmental issues in Alaskan communities. Continue reading →
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