“When the Spirit Moves” Wins World Press Photo First Prize

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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 grantees accepted into Eddie Adams Workshop XXVIII

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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

Kettleman City: Life in a Toxic Environment by Justin Maxon

A child plays in the street in Kettlemen City, CA. Justin Maxon/Alexia Foundation

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

Alexia: Stories that Drive Change at 25CPW in New York

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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

Alexia Foundation Photo of Today – Justin Maxon

"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. Justin Maxon

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

Eyes on the World at the Bermuda National Gallery

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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

Exhibition – Alexia: Stories that Drive Change

"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.

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

Alexia Foundation Photo of Today – Justin Maxon

A young girl stands in the doorway of her uncle's house waiting for her mother to return from the corner store, while her cousin lies on the ground using a computer. The Bacon household was extremely full and because there was 12 people living in a small three bedroom home, a number of them had to sleep on the ground in the living and dinning room. Justin Maxon

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