Justin Maxon, with fellow cinematographer and director Jared Moossy, have been awarded first prize in the Long Form category of the 2017 World Press Photo Digital Storytelling Contest for “When the Spirit Moves,” his long-term project on gun violence in Chester, Pa., a small American city.
Maxon won The Alexia 2012 professional grant for “When the Spirit Moves.” He was also the recipient of The Alexia 2008 student runner-up grant. Continue reading →
Alexia grant winners Shahria Sharmin and Michael Santiago have been chosen to attend the Eddie Adams Workshop XXVIII, one of the premiere photojournalism workshops for young photographers founded by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Eddie Adams. Continue reading →
Justin Maxon is one of only two photographers to have received an Alexia Foundation grant twice, once as a student, the second time, last year, as a professional. For his student project, Justin documented life in Kettleman City, California, a … Continue reading →
Today’s photo is from Justin Maxon’s 2012 Professional Project, “When the Spirit Moves: Urban Gun Violence.” The project looks at those affected by gun and drug violence in a poverty stricken suburb of Philadelphia. When we spoke to Justin in … Continue reading →
Nearly 400 people braved a cold and blustery night in New York City, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, to share in the work of The Alexia Foundation. “Stories that Drive Change,” a very special one-night only event, featured 35 of the … Continue reading →
Tomorrow at 5pm is the deadline for the Alexia Foundation Professional Grant. Last year’s winner was Justin Maxon. Tonight, at the Bermuda National Gallery, the Alexia Foundation’s “Eyes on the World” exhibition opens which includes Justin’s work. On Wednesday, Jan. … Continue reading →
The Alexia Foundation is joining with the Bermuda National Gallery for an exhibition and education seminar featuring the work of student and professional Alexia winners. The exhibition, “Eyes On The World” will open Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Bermuda National … Continue reading →
The most important issues of our time – the most important events in history – many of us can recall the photographs in our heads and the stories that they brought to life. Pictures can capture our hearts, make us … Continue reading →
The Alexia Foundation photo of today, Monday, is from Justin Maxon’s 2012 professional project, “When the Spirit Moves” documenting gun violence and poverty in Chester, Pa. In a recent interview Justin says, “As my relationships with people in Chester have … Continue reading →
We are conducting interviews with all of our grantees over the year of the award. There is so much more to a photojournalism project than the selection of the final 10 or 15 images. It is work, struggle, disappointment and … Continue reading →
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