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

Stephanie Sinclair Receives 2017 Anja Niedringhaus Courage In Photojournalism Award

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In a special ceremony this past Thursday, The International Women’s Media Foundation awarded the 2017 Anja Niedringhaus Courage In Photojournalism Award to Stephanie Sinclair, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the recipient of The Alexia 2008 professional grant. The Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award celebrates women photographers whose work demonstrates bravery, dedication and skill.

Sinclair received her Alexia grant for The Bride Price which looked at child marriage in India. We are thrilled to see her tireless work on this subject get the important recognition it deserves and proud to have been able to support its development. Continue reading

Photography: Agent for Change – A Phenomenal Success!

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The Alexia Foundation produced the first workshop seminar of its kind, “Photography: Agent for Change,” graciously hosted by the International Center of Photography in New York on November 6, 2015. Over 140 participants flew in from as far as Brazil, Cameroon, Australia and all across the United States to see the lineup of speakers. Continue reading

Consider a charitable donation on #givingTuesday

Local people are rebuilding their broken dyke in Shamnagar, Shatkhira. Ismail Ferdous/Alexia Foundation

Consider making a charitable donation today on ‪#‎GivingTuesday‬ to the Alexia Foundation, a non-profit organization that has helped fund photojournalists and documentary photographers share their visions for over 25 years. Continue reading

Deadline Extended and New Speakers: Stephanie Sinclair and Christina Piaia

Family members and guests dance before the wedding of three young girls Radha, 15, Gora, 13, and Rajni, 5, to their young grooms Aleen, Giniaj, and Kaushal. The three couples - three sisters married to three brothers - were married on the Hindu holy day of Akshaya Tritiya, called Akha Teej in North India. The auspicious day is said to bring good luck to couples married then and is widely known in Rajasthan as the day most child marriages occur. Despite legislation forbidding child marriage in India (Child Marriage Restraint Act-1929) and the much more progressive Prohibition of Child Marriage Act (2006) and many initiatives to prevent child marriage, marrying children off at a very tender age continues to be accepted by large sections of society. Stephanie Sinclair/Alexia Foundation

Due to overwhelming interest, we have extended the deadline to apply for the Alexia “Photography: Agent for Change” workshop. Applications will now be accepted until Monday, October 12 at midnight Eastern U.S. time. We are also thrilled to announce the … Continue reading

Apply for the Photography: Agent for Change Workshop

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The Alexia Foundation is proud to offer a one-day seminar entitled “Photography: Agent For Change,” for photographers to learn to use photography to effect change. The workshop will be held at the International Center of Photography in New York City on November 6, 2015. 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

Stephanie Sinclair Wins Lucie Humanitarian Award

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Stephanie Sinclair received the 2015 Lucie Humanitarian Award for her outstanding work “gaining unique access to the most sensitive gender and human rights issues around the world.” Sinclair’s project “The Bride Price” won the 2008 Alexia Professional Gran, which allowed her document child marriage in India. Continue reading

Stephanie Sinclair & Katie Orlinsky Document Child Marriage in Guatemala

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The New York Times Sunday Review featured the latest work by Stephanie Sinclair in which she traveled to Guatemala to document child marriage there. In addition to photography, Sinclair also worked with Katie Orlinsky to produce a short film to … Continue reading

Five Alexia Photographers Honored by The Pixel Project for Fighting Violence Against Women

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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