Alexia Recipient Camillo Pasquarelli on his Kalish Workshop

Camillo Pasquarelli collaborates with his team members at the 2017 Kalish Workshop at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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

AE Winner Kelly Creedon on her MediaStorm Workshop


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

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

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


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

22nd Annual Alexia Judging Weekend at Syracuse University

"Dee Dee", 24, center, feels sick due to her pregnancy and is consoled by her baby’s father.  She successfully gave birth the next day to her fourth child. Dee Dee hasn't had a stable place to live with her children for over the last year. The majority of this time they stayed at her brother’s house on the couch and are now staying with the father a number of her children in his family’s home. Photo from last year's professional winner Justin Maxon's portfolio.

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

Aphrodite Tsairis: Why the Women’s Initiative

Awa Balde, 5, cries after being circumcised. Once a girl passes through the rite of circumcision, she is considered a respectable prospect for marriage. A future husband will sometimes pay a dowry to claim a bride before she becomes a teenager. Ami Vitale/Alexia Foundation

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