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
Today is the last day of Mary F. Calvert’s Alexia Foundation Instagram take over. All this past week, she has been sharing powerful images and the moving stories of women, whose brutal sexual assaults while in the U.S. Military resulted in their homelessness.
In this post, we talk about some of the recognition Calvert’s work has received, why her project is so important, and “Prisoners of War: Male on Male Rape in America’s Military,” the current stage of her long term work on Military Sexual Trauma. Continue reading
Annie Flanagan has been awarded the $10,000 Emerging Photographer Grant from burn Magazine for “Deafening Sound” which examines the deep roots of gendered violence and rape culture in American society. Continue reading
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 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
Photography by 2014 Alexia Women’s Initiative Recipient Mary F. Calvert is featured by The New York Times in a new Lens post entitled, “Surviving Rape in the Military.” The article speaks with Calvert about how she came to tackle the … Continue reading