What Does Winning an Alexia Professional Grant Mean?

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The Alexia Grants are much more than simple funding. They amplify the power of the work and inspire the photographers who receive them. Former Alexia grantees discuss what winning the Professional Grant meant for them. Continue reading

Photography: Agent for Change – A Phenomenal Success!

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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

Matt Black at Photography: Agent for Change Workshop

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Matt Black’s inspiring talk from The Alexia Foundation’s first “Photography: Agent for Change” workshop, hosted at the International Center of Photography in New York City, is available to be viewed. Continue reading

Deadline Extended and New Speakers: Stephanie Sinclair and Christina Piaia

Family members and guests dance before the wedding of three young girls Radha, 15, Gora, 13, and Rajni, 5, to their young grooms Aleen, Giniaj, and Kaushal. The three couples - three sisters married to three brothers - were married on the Hindu holy day of Akshaya Tritiya, called Akha Teej in North India. The auspicious day is said to bring good luck to couples married then and is widely known in Rajasthan as the day most child marriages occur. Despite legislation forbidding child marriage in India (Child Marriage Restraint Act-1929) and the much more progressive Prohibition of Child Marriage Act (2006) and many initiatives to prevent child marriage, marrying children off at a very tender age continues to be accepted by large sections of society. Stephanie Sinclair/Alexia Foundation

Due to overwhelming interest, we have extended the deadline to apply for the Alexia “Photography: Agent for Change” workshop. Applications will now be accepted until Monday, October 12 at midnight Eastern U.S. time. We are also thrilled to announce the … Continue reading

Matt Black’s “Geography of Poverty” featured in MSNBC

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Matt Black’s photos from the second part of MSNBC’s Geography of Poverty depict the correlation between poverty, environmental pollution, and illness. In the article “Cancer Alley: Big Industry, Big Problems,” Black’s black and white images are bold and haunting as they depict the tolls of systemic racism and the effects of proximity to toxic dangers such as petrochemical processing plants.
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Apply for the Photography: Agent for Change Workshop

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The Alexia Foundation is proud to offer a one-day seminar entitled “Photography: Agent For Change,” for photographers to learn to use photography to effect change. The workshop will be held at the International Center of Photography in New York City on November 6, 2015. 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

Matt Black named Nominee Member of Magnum Photo Agency

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Dual Alexia grantee Matt Black has been named as a new Nominee member of the prestigious Magnum Photos agency at their 68th annual general meeting. The six new nominees form part of the largest group ever to become members in the legendary photo agency whose founding members include master photographers Robert Capa and Henri Cartier-Bresson. 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

Matt Black’s “From Clouds to Dust” in New York

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In his first solo New York City show, Matt Black will be exhibiting his photography in “From Clouds to Dust.” The exhibition, pulling from his documentary projects “The People of the Clouds” and “The Kingdom of Dust,” features his work … Continue reading