Undesired at Brooklyn Human Rights Film Festival

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We are pleased to share the news that Undesired will be featured as part of Amnesty International’s Brooklyn Human Rights Film Festival this week. The festival is screening short films on human rights and social justice, focusing on women’s rights, refugees and incarceration.

Undesired was produced by Walter Astrada, our 2009 professional winner, and MediaStorm. It was made possible by the funding of The Alexia Foundation. Continue reading

UPDATE: Mary F. Calvert’s “Missing in Action: Homeless Women Veterans”

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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

Mary F. Calvert on ‘Missing in Action: Homeless Women Veterans’ 

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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

‘Alexia at 25′ Exhibit at LOOK3 Open June 13-19

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There are only a handful of days remaining before the opening of Alexia at 25 at LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph. Make plans to join us in Charlottesville, Va. June 13-19. Continue reading

Exhibition: Alexia at 25 at LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph

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Honoring The Alexia Foundation’s 25 year legacy of supporting documentary photojournalism worldwide and celebrating the years to come, The Alexia Foundation will be presenting the exhibition “Alexia at 25″ at LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph from June 12-June 19 in Charlottesville, Va. Continue reading

The Crescendoing Impact of The Long Night

Photographer/Director Tim Matsui screens his film The Long Night at the Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch and moderates a panel discussion afterwards. Photographed by: Mark Berndt

Since the completion of his Women’s Initiative Project, “The Long Night,” Tim Matsui has worked tirelessly to get his film and other visual assets he collected regarding commercial sex exploitation in front of audiences and, particularly, before stakeholders and change makers so that his work can have the largest impact possible. Continue reading

Mary F. Calvert receives Cliff Edom’s “New America Award”

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Alexia 2014 Women’s Initiative grantee Mary F. Calvert won this year’s prestigious Cliff Edom’s “New American Award” from the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) Best of Photojournalism Contest for 2015. Continue reading

“The Long Night” chosen as Finalist for 2015 Dart Center Award

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The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma named “The Long Night” as one of eight finalists for the 2015 Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma. The feature length documentary film by Tim Matsui and MediaStorm was made possible with the support of The Alexia Foundation Women’s Initiative Grant. Continue reading

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

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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