Mary F. Calvert Named 2017 Guggenheim Fellow

US Army Pfc. Natasha Schuette, 21, was sexually assaulted by her drill sergeant during basic training and subsequently suffered harassment  by other drill sergeants after reporting the assault at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. While Staff Sgt. Louis Corral is serving just four years in prison for assaulting her and four other female trainees, Natasha suffers daily from PTSD because of the attack. She is now stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Photo by Mary F. Calvert

Mary F. Calvert has been named a 2017 Guggenheim Fellow for her longterm project, “The Battle Within: Sexual Assault in America’s Military.” The purpose of the fellowship is to provide Fellows with blocks of time to work with as much creative freedom as possible. Calvert has received a 12-month fellowship, which she will use to work on “Prisoners of War: Male-on-male Sexual Assault in America’s Military,” the current and fourth chapter of “The Battle Within.” Continue reading

Mary F. Calvert on ‘Missing in Action: Homeless Women Veterans’ 

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In a new Alexia Foundation video, Mary F. Calvert discusses her Women’s Initiative Project, ‘Missing in Action: Homeless Women Veterans.’ The project will be on display at the ‘Alexia at 25′ exhibition this week from June 13-19 at the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph. Continue reading

Mary F. Calvert Wins World Press Photo First Prize, Long-Term Projects

From Mary F. Calvert's First Prize World Press project.

Mary F. Calvert has won First Prize in World Press Photo’s Long-Term Project category for her work “Sexual Assault in America’s Military.” The Alexia Foundation is proud to have been able to help fund this vital work through our Women’s Initiative Grant. 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