Photography: Agent for Change – A Phenomenal Success!

The Alexia Foundation produced the first workshop seminar of its kind, “Photography: Agent for Change,” graciously hosted by the International Center of Photography in New York on November 6, 2015. Over 140 participants flew in from as far as Brazil, Cameroon, Australia and all across the United States to see the lineup of speakers. Continue reading

The Alexia Foundation Announces the Launch of “The Long Night”

108 Days by Tim Matsui & MediaStorm from MediaStorm on Vimeo. The Alexia Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of “The Long Night,” our first ever Women’s Initiative Grant Project. Set in Seattle, the work gives voice and meaning … Continue reading

First Viewing: Women’s Initiative Update from Tim Matsui

They gawked out the cab as we passed Radio City, then commented on the crazy drivers. I was the one person they knew in the city and had promised to take care of them. I was also the journalist who … Continue reading

The 2012 Women’s Initiative Grant: Tim Matsui on Sex Trafficking

In 2012, Tim Matsui was awarded our first Alexia Foundation Women’s Initiative Grant. His proposal promised to examine the growing, frightening trend of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking in the Seattle area, with his project “Leaving the Life: Stories of the … Continue reading

“The Long Night” Screens at The Paley Center

On Nov. 20th, The Alexia Foundation welcomed more than 100 activists, media influencers and friends to the first screening of “The Long Night,” the eagerly awaited feature length documentary film examining minor sex trafficking in the United States. The film … Continue reading

Powerful Day of Remembrance and Photojournalism at Syracuse University

Arising from Tragedy

On Nov. 14, The Alexia Foundation and The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications of Syracuse University hosted “Arising from Tragedy,” an event commemorating those lost in the tragic bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, 25 years … Continue reading

Arising from Tragedy: Exhibition and Discussion at Syracuse University Commemorating Lockerbie

Next Thursday, on Nov. 14, The Alexia Foundation and The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications of Syracuse University will host a commemorative event to remember those lost in the tragic Lockerbie bombing 25 years ago. The event will run … Continue reading

The Motel, Part 2: Women’s Initiative Update from Tim Matsui

I happened to drop in one evening when Lisa wanted to do a movie and dinner in Jane’s motel room. Lisa wasn’t there yet, so I accompanied Jane to the grocery store across the street. Jane left home at 13, … Continue reading

The Motel, Part 1: Women’s Initiative Update from Tim Matsui

There’s a series of low-slung motels along Pacific Highway South. They sit side-by-side, their balcony-style hallways shouting distance apart. Every day, thousands of cars stream along the median-split thoroughfare, passing weathered signs and week-long specials. I visited one motel regularly, … Continue reading

“The Long Night” Coming Soon from MediaStorm, Tim Matsui and The Alexia Foundation

The Alexia Foundation is excited to share the trailer for The Long Night, Tim Matsui and MediaStorm‘s profound examination of domestic minor sex trafficking in the United States, produced with the support of The Alexia Foundation. Set in Seattle, the … Continue reading