Come See The Alexia Foundation at Photoville!

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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

Kelly Creedon’s “In This World” Premieres Online – as Vimeo Staff Pick and Reel South Film

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“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.

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Will You Be a Part of Photography That Drives Change?

Students from School #18 perform a show at the local theater in Sergiyev Posad, Russia, 15 Dec 2016. The show promotes the cadet school at School #18. Sarah Blesener/Alexia Foundation

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

Join Us for Answers to Alexia Application Questions

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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

Call for Entries: The 2016 Alexia Foundation Grant

Poland, Village of  "Biala Wies" close to Grodzisk Wlkp. Here inside the company “Nutrex” one of the most important intensive breeding of minks in all Poland. Here the rooms responsible for separation of mantles from their bodies. Photo by Paolo Marchetti, 2016 Professional Grant Winner

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

Announcing the 2016 Alexia Foundation Grant Dates

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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

Katie Orlinsky receives inaugural grant from The Howard G. Buffett Fund For Women Journalists

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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

Announcing the 2015 Alexia Foundation Grant Recipients

PUERTO GIRALDO, COLOMBIA - An operator performs the cuts the skin of a caiman that has just been shot down. This delicate process occurs in several steps.The caimans are killed by a cut on the neck made by hand with a knife by a specific operator who performs only this task. Photo by Paolo Marchetti, 2015 Alexia Professional Winner

The Alexia Foundation is pleased to announce that we have selected the recipients of our 2015 Grants. Paolo Marchetti has been awarded the 2015 Professional Grant. Michael Santiago has been named the 2015 Student Winner. To show the brutality of … Continue reading