The Alexia Student Grants: Nathaniel Brunt on his Syracuse Semester

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

Family. Life. Project Wins Multiple Awards

The Family. Life. project initiated by Syracuse University has been honored with a 2016 American Web Design Award from Graphic Design USA and with a Best of Web: 2nd Place prize from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). Bringing together 32 schools from 16 different countries to produce work on the topic of family, Syracuse Alexia Chair Mike Davis conceived of the project and The Alexia Foundation helped support it. Continue reading

Mike Davis named Alexia Tsairis Chair for Documentary Photography at Syracuse University

The Alexia Foundation is pleased to announce that Mike Davis has been named the Alexia Tsairis Chair for Documentary Photography at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Mike is an independent photo editor and educator. He … Continue reading