The Alexia Foundation is now accepting applications for The Alexa 2018 Professional and Student Grants. The winner of the The Alexia Professional Grant will receive $20,000 to produce his or her proposed story. The First Place winner of The Alexia Student Grant will receive a cash grant of $1,000 to produce the proposed story, funding for a semester at Syracuse University and $500 will be awarded to the wining student’s academic department.
To apply, submit a body of work of up to 20 photos, a project synopsis of 25 words, a proposal of 750 words and a resume. Full time employees also must submit written permission from their employers granting them a leave of absence of approximately three months over the course of a year. Students must be fully engaged in a college, university or community college level program at the time of their submission. Continue reading →
The Alexia Foundation is excited to formally announce that we will begin accepting entries for The Alexia 2018 Grants on Jan. 7, 2018. The Alexia Foundation awards grants to student and professional visual journalists to help them produce projects that inspire change by addressing topics that are socially significant.
“If you’re producing work that makes a difference, that reveals the little known, that touches lives in a way that elevates our perceptions and understanding, then you are the perfect applicant for an Alexia Grant,” says Syracuse University Alexia Chair and Grant Administrator, Mike Davis. “All the more so if your efforts embolden others to bring about change for the better.” Continue reading →
Each year, student recipients are given the opportunity to attend one of three given workshops in addition to their $500 cash grant. Over the summer, Camillo Pasquarelli, one of the recipients of The Alexia 2017 Award of Excellence grant, used his prize to attend The Kalish Workshop.
For Pasquarelli, The Kalish allowed him to understand what working in a newsroom is like, taught him how to better interact with his photo editors, showed him the power of working together to push the boundaries of storytelling and introduced him to new colleagues with whom he is excited to work. Continue reading →
In the latest installment of blog posts on the educational opportunities our student grant winners receive, we want to focus on the MediaStorm One-Day Master Class. For Kelly Creedon, a 2015 Award of Excellence Winner, the Master Class was a time to explore the theory and methodology of MediaStorm’s unique documentary style and approach.
“For me, I think the most valuable lessons from the workshop were the behind-the-scenes insights into the process of making some of the MediaStorm pieces,” said Creedon. “While I had already seen many of the final products, it was so enlightening to understand the many challenges and hard choices that went into forming the polished pieces.” 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 →
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 →
It has been said that photographs are the best way to get a message across. If you show a photograph to an illiterate person, it conveys understanding. As the call for entries for the Alexia Foundation 2014 Women’s Initiative Grant … Continue reading →
Feb. 1, 2013 marked the close of the 22nd annual Alexia Foundation call for proposals. The 2013 competition was a banner year for proposals for the professional and student grants. This year, we had a record 422 professional applications for … Continue reading →
As an organization, we feel that the public needs to understand why we choose to support what we do. At this point, we would like to explain why we’ve chosen to fund the new Women’s Initiative. Aphrodite Tsairis, co-founder of … Continue reading →
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