The Long Night, Now Available on Itunes

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The Long Night, an urgent, heart-breaking investigation into the young lives changed forever by under-age prostitution and exploitation, is now available to buy or rent on Itunes. Produced by filmmaker and photographer Tim Matsui and film production and interactive design studio MediaStorm, the film was made possible by The Alexia 2012 Women’s Initiative Grant. Continue reading

AE Winner Kelly Creedon on her MediaStorm Workshop

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In the latest installment of blog posts on the educational opportunities our student grant winners receive, we want to focus on the MediaStorm One-Day Master Class. For Kelly Creedon, a 2015 Award of Excellence Winner, the Master Class was a time to explore the theory and methodology of MediaStorm’s unique documentary style and approach.

“For me, I think the most valuable lessons from the workshop were the behind-the-scenes insights into the process of making some of the MediaStorm pieces,” said Creedon. “While I had already seen many of the final products, it was so enlightening to understand the many challenges and hard choices that went into forming the polished pieces.” Continue reading

The Long Night wins 1st Place Multimedia in Best of Photojournalism

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“The Long Night” wins the 2015 Best of Photojournalism Multimedia award for Alexia Women’s Initiative grantee Tim Matsui from the National Press Photographers Association. Continue reading

The Long Night Wins 1st Place Long Form Documentary Feature in 2015 World Press Photo competition

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The 2015 World Press Photo competition has given First Place in the Long Feature Documentary category to “The Long Night” by Tim Matsui and MediaStorm. Continue reading

The Long Night Wins POYi Documentary Project of the Year

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Pictures of the Year International (POYi) has named “The Long Night” the Documentary Project of the Year in its annual professional competition. POYi is the oldest and most prestigious photojournalism program in the world. “The Long Night” tells the story … Continue reading

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

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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

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

Undesired: Selective Sex Abortion in India by Walter Astrada

SALEM, INDIA - FEBRUARY 8, 2010: A group of girls sleep together at the Life Line Trust Home in Salem, (Tamil Nadu). In its latest initiative to wipe out the practice of female foeticide and female infanticide, the Indian government has set up a network of “cradle houses” where parents can leave unwanted baby girls. Walter Astrada/Alexia Foundation

Yesterday, we dedicated a post to looking at some of the images Alexia Grantees have produced on violence against women. Among those photos were works by Walter Astrada, a man who has spent more than six years examining the theme … Continue reading