The Alexia Student Grants: Nathaniel Brunt on his Syracuse Semester

Perhaps the most important opportunity the First Place Student Grant offers is tuition for a semester at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications. Not only does this portion of the prize recall Alexia Tsairis, but it is also equivalent to a semester-long fellowship or residency at Syracuse. It is a time to take classes in areas of interest, work on projects and further develop skills with the support of a world-class faculty. The semester does not need to be a part of a degree seeking sequence.

“The experience of being at Syracuse University has allowed me to connect with an amazing range of professors, editors, and photographers. This has opened up opportunities and allowed me to expand my professional academic and photographic network,” said 2016 Alexia Student Winner Nathaniel Brunt, reflecting on what his Alexia funded semester meant for him.

“I am also profoundly thankful for the opportunity to work under the guidance of Mike Davis, which has been a formative experience for me as both a visual storyteller and educator,” added Brunt.

The deadline for The Alexia 2018 Student Grants is Mar. 1. We encourage all photography students to understand and apply for this incredible experience today. Continue reading

Join Us For The Alexia 2017 Judging at Syracuse

We would like to invite you to join us for the judging of The Alexia 2017 grants which will take place at Syracuse University March 24 and 25 at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication. The judges will be Keith Jenkins, Ed Kashi and Amy Pereira. Judging will be moderated by Mike Davis.

The Alexia grant selection weekend is a time of great insight and incredible photography. You will be inspired. Continue reading

Announcing The Alexia 2017 Grant Judging

The Alexia Foundation would like to invite you to join us for the judging of The Alexia grants 2017 on Mar. 24 and 25 at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. The Alexia competition is unique in that the proposal is given equal weight to the images. What one is planning to do is as important as what one has shown him or herself able to do with imagery.

The Alexia 2017 judges are National Geographic’s Keith Jenkins, Photographer and Filmmaker Ed Kashi, and Photography Director and Curator Ami Periera. The judging will be moderated by Syracuse University’s Alexia Tsairis Chair of Documentary Photography Mike Davis.

We hope you will be able to join us for what is always a compelling weekend of discussions about documentary photography and using images to drive change.
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Family. Life. Project Wins Multiple Awards

The Family. Life. project initiated by Syracuse University has been honored with a 2016 American Web Design Award from Graphic Design USA and with a Best of Web: 2nd Place prize from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). Bringing together 32 schools from 16 different countries to produce work on the topic of family, Syracuse Alexia Chair Mike Davis conceived of the project and The Alexia Foundation helped support it. Continue reading

Family. Life. Project Opens; Featured on LENS Blog

The project Family. Life. from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications has been unveiled and featured on the New York Times’ LENS blog. Directed by Andrea Wise as her graduate project and advised by Alexia Tsairis Chair for Documentary Photography … Continue reading

Syracuse University Remembers Those Killed in the Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103

Last week, Syracuse University held its annual Remembrance Week in honor of the 270 people killed in the terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland on Dec. 21, 1988. 35 students from Syracuse University were killed in … Continue reading

Mike Davis Answers APAD’s Five Questions

Mike Davis, The Alexia Tsairis Chair in Documentary Photo, recently spoke with the A Photo a Day (APAD) Blog, as part of their 5 Questions series. The inspiring man leading the Alexia Tsairis legacy at Syracuse University In the interview, … Continue reading

Mike Davis named Alexia Tsairis Chair for Documentary Photography at Syracuse University

The Alexia Foundation is pleased to announce that Mike Davis has been named the Alexia Tsairis Chair for Documentary Photography at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Mike is an independent photo editor and educator. He … Continue reading