Mary F. Calvert on ‘Missing in Action: Homeless Women Veterans’ 

In a new Alexia Foundation video, Mary F. Calvert discusses her Women’s Initiative Project, ‘Missing in Action: Homeless Women Veterans.’ The project will be on display at the ‘Alexia at 25’ exhibition this week from June 13-19 at the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph. Continue reading

Exhibition: Alexia at 25 at LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph

Honoring The Alexia Foundation’s 25 year legacy of supporting documentary photojournalism worldwide and celebrating the years to come, The Alexia Foundation will be presenting the exhibition “Alexia at 25” at LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph from June 12-June 19 in Charlottesville, Va. Continue reading

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

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

Announcing the 2014 Alexia Foundation Women’s Initiative Grant Recipient

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

Shehab Uddin Shows Life of Pavement Dwellers in South Asian Megacities

“Thousands of people sleep, stay and spend the day on the sidewalks and pavements of Dhaka and Kolkata. Initially arriving as migrants lured to the capital by the promise of better opportunities, they engage in a variety of activities to … Continue reading

Pavement Dwellers: Homeless Living in Dhaka & Kolkata by Shehab Uddin

While the term ‘megacity’ implies images of gleaming skyscrapers, the reality is that this rapid urban growth also creates a rise in exclusion. Not everyone who comes to the city makes it. As urban populations in South Asia – where … Continue reading

Interview with Michel Fortier on Photojournalism, Photo Editing and How His Work in Vietnam Changed Him

Michel Fortier received the Alexia Student Runner-Up Grant in 1996. A student at Western Kentucky University, Michel used the funding to travel to Vietnam, where he powerfully and beautifully documented the life of a homeless orphan named Duong. A tiny … Continue reading

Leslie – Women’s Initiative Update from Tim Matsui

She offered me tea when I arrived. I accepted; a mug of green. While she prepared it, I looked around her office, an interior room in the building. Her desk was far cleaner than mine, and her book shelf held … Continue reading