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

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

Help Support The Alexia Foundation’s Next Big Initiative

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

Marcus Bleasdale Wins Robert Capa Gold Medal

Marcus Bleasdale wins the prestigious Robert Capa Gold Medal by the Overseas Press Club of America for his work on turmoil in the Central African Republic. Bleasdale, the 2005 Alexia Professional grantee, produced the award-winning work for Human Rights Watch, Foreign Policy and National Geographic. Continue reading

The Alexia Foundation Remembers Robert E. Gilka

It was with great sadness that we at The Alexia Foundation learned of the the passing of legendary photographer and editor Robert E. Gilka yesterday morning. In addition to being the director of photography at National Geographic Magazine for more … Continue reading

National Geographic Magazine features Alexia 2008 pro winner’s child bride photos

Child Marriage in India

The June 2011 National Geographic features Stephanie Sinclair’s photos that she produced with the 2008 Alexia professional grant. Sinclair has been working on the story about child brides for over 4 years. Sinclair wrote to Peter and Aphrodite Tsairis, the … Continue reading