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

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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

Mary F. Calvert Named 2017 Guggenheim Fellow

US Army Pfc. Natasha Schuette, 21, was sexually assaulted by her drill sergeant during basic training and subsequently suffered harassment  by other drill sergeants after reporting the assault at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. While Staff Sgt. Louis Corral is serving just four years in prison for assaulting her and four other female trainees, Natasha suffers daily from PTSD because of the attack. She is now stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Photo by Mary F. Calvert

Mary F. Calvert has been named a 2017 Guggenheim Fellow for her longterm project, “The Battle Within: Sexual Assault in America’s Military.” The purpose of the fellowship is to provide Fellows with blocks of time to work with as much creative freedom as possible. Calvert has received a 12-month fellowship, which she will use to work on “Prisoners of War: Male-on-male Sexual Assault in America’s Military,” the current and fourth chapter of “The Battle Within.” Continue reading

UPDATE: Mary F. Calvert’s “Missing in Action: Homeless Women Veterans”

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Today is the last day of Mary F. Calvert’s Alexia Foundation Instagram take over. All this past week, she has been sharing powerful images and the moving stories of women, whose brutal sexual assaults while in the U.S. Military resulted in their homelessness.

In this post, we talk about some of the recognition Calvert’s work has received, why her project is so important, and “Prisoners of War: Male on Male Rape in America’s Military,” the current stage of her long term work on Military Sexual Trauma. Continue reading

The Alexia Foundation at China’s Pingyao International Photography Festival

James Dooley gives a gallery talk to a packed crowd at the 2014 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

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

A Recap: The Alexia Foundation at LOOK3

Visitors to 'Alexia at 25' at The LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph take in works from Mary F. Calvert's 'Missing in Action: Homeless Women Veterans.' Photo by Mickey Osterreicher

June 13-19, The Alexia Foundation took part in the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph, one of the world’s premiere celebrations of the medium. It was a tremendous chance to extend the reach of the work of our grant recipients, help education young photographers and connect to those interested in the issues and photojournalism about which we are so passionate. Continue reading

‘Alexia at 25′ Exhibit at LOOK3 Open June 13-19

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There are only a handful of days remaining before the opening of Alexia at 25 at LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph. Make plans to join us in Charlottesville, Va. June 13-19. Continue reading

Exhibition: Alexia at 25 at LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph

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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

From Mary F. Calvert's First Prize World Press project.

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

Help Support The Alexia Foundation’s Next Big Initiative

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This fall, the Alexia Foundation is starting an important new initiative to further the ability of photojournalists to help bring important issues to the forefront. We want everyone creating important, moving work on today’s most important social issues to be able to best use their photography to drive change. Continue reading