The Long Night, Now Available on Itunes

The Long Night, an urgent, heart-breaking investigation into the young lives changed forever by under-age prostitution and exploitation, is now available to buy or rent on Itunes. Produced by filmmaker and photographer Tim Matsui and film production and interactive design studio MediaStorm, the film was made possible by The Alexia 2012 Women’s Initiative Grant. Continue reading

The Long Night’s Natalie Fighting Backpage.com on ABC’s Nightline

The Long Night’s Natalie has shared her experience of being a survivor of domestic minor sex trafficking with ABC News’s Nightline in a special report entitled Daughters for Sale: How Young American Girls are Being Sold Online. The report reveals how the website Backpage.com is used to sell underage girls for sex. Continue reading

The Long Night wins 1st Place Multimedia in Best of Photojournalism

“The Long Night” wins the 2015 Best of Photojournalism Multimedia award for Alexia Women’s Initiative grantee Tim Matsui from the National Press Photographers Association. Continue reading

The Long Night Wins 1st Place Long Form Documentary Feature in 2015 World Press Photo competition

The 2015 World Press Photo competition has given First Place in the Long Feature Documentary category to “The Long Night” by Tim Matsui and MediaStorm. Continue reading

The Long Night Wins POYi Documentary Project of the Year

Pictures of the Year International (POYi) has named “The Long Night” the Documentary Project of the Year in its annual professional competition. POYi is the oldest and most prestigious photojournalism program in the world. “The Long Night” tells the story … Continue reading

How Do Our Grants Help Fight Exploitation of Young Women and Girls in U.S.?

If you could help make possible some of the most moving media projects in the world, would you? If you could help fight the exploitation of young women and girls in the United States, would you? You can by contributing … Continue reading

Watch: Tim Matsui and Mike Davis at Collaborations for Cause 2014

2012 Alexia Foundation Women’s Initiative recipient, Tim Matsui and Syracuse University Alexia Chair, Mike Davis, were recently presenters at Collaborations for Cause 2014 in Seattle. The conference, organized and presented by Blue Earth Alliance, brings together content producers and organizations … Continue reading

Tim Matsui and The Alexia Foundation at Collaborations for Cause 2014

Tim Matsui and The Alexia Foundation, represented by Mike Davis, will be presenting at Collaborations for Cause 2014. The conference, organized and presented by Blue Earth Alliance, brings together content producers and organizations for an exploration of how to harness … Continue reading

Final Approach: Women’s Initiative Update from Tim Matsui

Looking south from my window, the airplanes are stacked five deep in the night sky. On their final approach, they descend into SeaTac. I watch, thinking of the streets beside the airport, feeling an odd mix of emotion. Exhaustion, nostalgia, … Continue reading

The 2012 Women’s Initiative Grant: Tim Matsui on Sex Trafficking

In 2012, Tim Matsui was awarded our first Alexia Foundation Women’s Initiative Grant. His proposal promised to examine the growing, frightening trend of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking in the Seattle area, with his project “Leaving the Life: Stories of the … Continue reading