Last week, Alexia Foundation Executive Administrator James Dooley was a key participant in the the Auckland Festival of Photography, a city-wide contemporary art and cultural event which takes place in Auckland’s major galleries, project spaces, non-gallery venues and public sites during June annually. It is the largest festival of photography in New Zealand.
“My goal was to show the importance and depth of serious documentary work that needs to be done, needs to be shown and exposed, and these projects and many, many others were done with the support of The Alexia Foundation,” explained Dooley on the Auckland Festival was something he thought The Alexia Foundation should participate in. Continue reading →
Sara Naomi Lewkowicz’s project “Maggie,” which captures the daily struggles of domestic abuse, was awarded special distinction from LensCulture’s Emerging Talent Grant. The grant celebrates the work of the 50 most promising emerging photographers in the world today. In 2013, Lewkowicz was an Alexia student winner for her essay “Shane and Maggie: An Intimate Look at Domestic Violence.” Continue reading →
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 →
Alexia grant winners Shahria Sharmin and Michael Santiago have been chosen to attend the Eddie Adams Workshop XXVIII, one of the premiere photojournalism workshops for young photographers founded by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Eddie Adams. Continue reading →
Since 1999, Photo District News (PDN) magazine has chosen 30 emerging photographers working in all genres of the photography industry. This year, the magazine named Sara Naomi Lewkowicz as one of PDN’s 30, after considering the works of over 300 photographers. Profiles for … Continue reading →
The Pixel Project project has published its list of photographers who support the cause to end violence against women as part of its “16 for 16” campaign against gender violence. Of the 16 photographers named, five are Alexia Foundation grantees. … Continue reading →
The video of Jay Rice striking and knocking unconscious his then fiancée Janay Rice, has brought the issue of domestic violence to the fore. After commentators began to question why a woman would stay with a man who treated her … Continue reading →
Sara Naomi Lewkowicz’s work, “Shane and Maggie: An Intimate Look at Domestic Violence” was named one of the top ten exhibits at last month’s Head On Photo Festival in Sydney, Australia. The Head On Photo Festival is the second largest … Continue reading →
Jim Dooley, our Executive Administrator, is on his way to Australia to represent The Alexia Foundation at the Head On Photo Festival in Sydney. The festival is the second largest festival of photography in the world, celebrating a wide range … Continue reading →
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