Leaders of the Pack: A Film on Katie Orlinsky and the Iditarod

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The short film “Leaders of the Pack” tells the story of both photographer and Alexia winner Katie Orlinsky and Kristin Knight Pace, a dog musher who participates in the 2016 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The film had its World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2016, and was a 2017 Webby honoree and a recent Vimeo staff pick.

The film focuses on Orlinsky’s outlook on and path in photography. She talks about her first camera, and the unifying themes of her work. We learn about her photographic philosophy and what she hopes her work will accomplish. Continue reading

Mary F. Calvert and Katie Orlinsky Win Getty Grants

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Alexia Grantees Mary F. Calvert and Katie Orlinsky were two of the five recipients of the 2016 Getty Images Editorial Grants announced this past week at the Visa pour l’Image festival in Perpignan, France. Each will receive a $10,000 grant to work on their proposed project. The news was reported by both TIME and The New York Times. Continue reading

10 Alexia Grantee Photographers You Should Follow on Instagram

A village nestled in the eastern part of Guinea Bissau. The climate is hot and humid but by the end of the dry season, little water will be found above ground. The children take advantage of the rains to enjoy a day of swimming. Ami Vitale/Alexia Foundation

Alexia Foundation photographers are some of the most prolific visual storytellers on the planet, tackling a wide range of issues in their photographic projects. All of the following photographers can be followed on Instagram, by clicking the link next to … 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

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

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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

Interview: Katie Orlinsky on Covering Mexico’s Drug War

A young boy stands by a community police force in the Costa Chica of Guerrero, Mexico. Daily life in the region is defined by extreme poverty, drug trafficking and military harassment. Katie Orlinsky/Alexia Foundation

Katie Orlinsky received the Alexia Student Winner Grant in 2012 for her project “Innocence Assassinated: Living in Mexico’s Drug War.” As Orlinsky notes in her proposal, “every murder leaves behind a family struggling with loss and financial survival. Mexico’s pernicious … Continue reading

Opening Today: Alexia Grantees at Brooklyn’s Photoville

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United Photo Industries is opening their annual Photoville, today, Sept. 18, in Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York. The festival will run until Sunday, Sept. 28. Since its launch in 2012, it has become the largest photography festival in New York … Continue reading

Charlottesville’s Look3 with Alexia grantees and contributers

The Aqualillies, a water ballet dance troupe that also teach synchronized swimming workshops, at the Annenberg Community Beach House pool in Santa Monica, California. Katie Orlinsky's stunning work on the Aqualillies will be on display at part of Look3's Shots and Works 2013. Photo courtesy of Katie Orlinsky.

The Charlottesville Festival of the Photograph Look3, is around the corner and a number of the Alexia Foundation family and former grantees will be participating. Mike Davis, the newly appointed Alexia Tsairis Chair at Syracuse will be reviewing portfolios, along … Continue reading

Photographer Updates – Vitale, Black, Matsui, Choudhary, Orlinsky, Padilla, Palu, Zizola, Bleasdale, Shaw, Astrada

Ami Vitale's documentary: "Bangladesh: A Climate Trap."

In our photographer updates, we feature a list of recent works, prizes, publications and other important news from Alexia grantees past and present. Ami Vitale’s film, “Bangladesh: A Climate Trap” won a Rising Star Award at the 2013 Canada International … Continue reading