Alexia in New Zealand: Lectures, Discussions, Radio Shows, Exhibitions & More

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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

Alexia grantees accepted into Eddie Adams Workshop XXVIII

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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

Shahria Sharmin’s Work Selected for Moving Walls 23 Exhibition

Nayan (24), a garment worker. In day time, she works in a factory,which is perceived as a legitimate earning to her family. But at night she goes back to her community. Photo: Shahria Sharmin

Alexia 2014 grantee Shahria Sharmin’s work “Call Me Heena” will be showcased in the next group exhibition, Moving Walls 23, of the Open Society Documentary Photography Project. The show will be opening at the Open Society Foundations in New York in October 2015. Continue reading

Announcing the 2014 Alexia Foundation Grant Recipients

SALVADOR DE BAHIA, BRAZIL – DECEMBER 10, 2009: Children playing in the stairs in one of the buildings of the abandoned chocolate factory, on December 10, 2009 in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil. Despite the lack of socio-economic support from the government, they have managed to make a safe place for themselves to live, and form a community of their own, which is safer that the alternatives available to them. However they are currently being evicted by the government due to being there illegally. Sebastian Liste/Reportage for Getty Images

The Alexia Foundation is thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2014 Alexia Foundation Grants: Sebastián Liste for the professional grant and Mehran Hamrahi for the student grant. It’s incredible news [grants like this] are the only way to continue … Continue reading