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

Mary F. Calvert Named 2017 Guggenheim Fellow

US Army Pfc. Natasha Schuette, 21, was sexually assaulted by her drill sergeant during basic training and subsequently suffered harassment  by other drill sergeants after reporting the assault at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. While Staff Sgt. Louis Corral is serving just four years in prison for assaulting her and four other female trainees, Natasha suffers daily from PTSD because of the attack. She is now stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
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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

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