Perhaps the most important opportunity the First Place Student Grant offers is tuition for a semester at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications. Not only does this portion of the prize recall Alexia Tsairis, but it is also equivalent to a semester-long fellowship or residency at Syracuse. It is a time to take classes in areas of interest, work on projects and further develop skills with the support of a world-class faculty. The semester does not need to be a part of a degree seeking sequence.
“The experience of being at Syracuse University has allowed me to connect with an amazing range of professors, editors, and photographers. This has opened up opportunities and allowed me to expand my professional academic and photographic network,” said 2016 Alexia Student Winner Nathaniel Brunt, reflecting on what his Alexia funded semester meant for him.
“I am also profoundly thankful for the opportunity to work under the guidance of Mike Davis, which has been a formative experience for me as both a visual storyteller and educator,” added Brunt.
The deadline for The Alexia 2018 Student Grants is Mar. 1. We encourage all photography students to understand and apply for this incredible experience today. Continue reading