Alexia Celebrates 10th Year at Pingyao International Photography Festival

For the 10th consecutive year, Alexia Foundation Executive Administrator James Dooley will be presenting the works of Alexia Grant Recipients at the Pingyao International Photography Festival in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the ancient walled city of Pingyao, China. He will be exhibiting the projects of The Alexia 2017 winners Sarah Blesener and Monica Jorge.

“Showing the Alexia student and professional winners each year gives the winners and the Alexia Foundation an opportunity to expose a large audience to the power and the importance of serious documentary photography,” explains Dooley. Continue reading

Alexia in New Zealand: Lectures, Discussions, Radio Shows, Exhibitions & More

Last week, Alexia Foundation Executive Administrator James Dooley was a key participant in the the Auckland Festival of Photography, a city-wide contemporary art and cultural event which takes place in Auckland’s major galleries, project spaces, non-gallery venues and public sites during June annually. It is the largest festival of photography in New Zealand.

“My goal was to show the importance and depth of serious documentary work that needs to be done, needs to be shown and exposed, and these projects and many, many others were done with the support of The Alexia Foundation,” explained Dooley on the Auckland Festival was something he thought The Alexia Foundation should participate in. Continue reading

Alexia’s James Dooley on Radio New Zealand

Alexia Foundation Executive Administrator James Dooley was featured on this past weekend’s Radio New Zealand’s Sunday Morning program, along with journalist, critic and scholar Alison Stieven-Taylor. They were on the show to discuss photojournalism in the smartphone age. Both were in New Zealand as part of the Auckland Festival of Photography.

We are grateful to Radio New Zealand for giving us the opportunity to discuss how important photojournalism is and thankful to our executive administrator for doing it so eloquently. Listen to the full interview in the post. Continue reading

The Alexia Foundation at the Auckland Festival of Photography

For the second consecutive year, The Alexia Foundation will be taking part in the Auckland Festival of Photography. The festival, which runs from June 1-June 24, is a citywide contemporary art and cultural event which takes place within Auckland, New Zealand’s major galleries, project spaces, non-gallery venues and public sites. Its purpose is to further the presence and awareness of photography.

At the festival, Alexia Executive Administrator James Dooley will be discussing The Alexia Foundation’s work, reviewing portfolios, and participating in a panel discussion on culture and identity in photography. Continue reading

Alexia’s Jim Dooley Speaks With Multimedia Week

Recently, Alexia Executive Administrator Jim Dooley spoke with D.J. Clark of The University of Bolton in Beijing on the podcast Multimedia Week about the foundation and our upcoming grants.

In the podcast, Dooley speaks about some of the tremendous work The Alexia Foundation has had the opportunity to support and explains in-depth the requirements for applications. He discusses the kind of work we look to support, the way we balance our goal of supporting photojournalism with new forms of storytelling, and how to apply. Continue reading

The Alexia Foundation at China’s Pingyao International Photography Festival

For the 9th consecutive year, The Alexia Foundation will be exhibiting at the Pingyao International Photography Festival, in Pingyao, China. Taking place Sept. 19-25 in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the ancient Walled City of Pingyao, it is one of the largest photographic festivals in the world. It is an important opportunity for the foundation to share the work it supports with a tremendous audience. Continue reading

Chinese Photographers Magazine Features The Alexia Foundation

In a special report, the magazine Chinese Photographers featured The Alexia Foundation in their Sept. 2014 issue. In it, writer Namo Ai interviewed James Dooley, the Alexia Foundation Executive Administrator. The interview was accompanied by a selection of photographs from … Continue reading

The Alexia Foundation at PIP2014 in Pingyao

The Alexia Foundation is currently at the Pingyao International Photography Festival in China exhibiting work from this year’s grant winners, professional, Sebastian Liste, and student, Mehran Hamrahi. Alexia Executive Administrator Jim Dooley is overseeing the exhibition. The festival is going … Continue reading

22nd Annual Alexia Judging Weekend at Syracuse University

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

Alexia Foundation and American College sponsor photojournalism seminar in Thessaloniki, Greece. “Eyes” at Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art.

Dimitri Messinis, Associated Press, Alexia Photojournalism Seminar in Greece

A two-day photojournalism seminar in Thessaloniki, Greece, “was an event that went beyond the borders of this country, of the caliber that does not often happen in this city, a first of its kind in the field of photojournalism in … Continue reading