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


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

Exhibition: Alexia at 25 at LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph


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

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

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


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


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 Multimedia in Best of Photojournalism


“The Long Night” wins the 2015 Best of Photojournalism Multimedia award for Alexia Women’s Initiative grantee Tim Matsui from the National Press Photographers Association. Continue reading

The Women’s Initiative Grant: The Next Steps

A young woman in a Phnom Penh slum. Investigators later found her mother was pimping the drug-addicted girl nightly to upwards of 10 Cambodian men. Tim Matsui.

Just over two weeks ago, we closed the call for entries for the 2014 Women’s Initiative Grant. The response to it had been incredible. We received more applications than ever for this highly competitive grant. They show an inspiring, overwhelming … Continue reading

Deadline Extended: Women’s Initiative Grant

Srey Neth and Lia move into the STAR House, a secondary transition home designed to help victims of sex trafficking to learn the skills to reintegrate into society without falling back to sex work. The teenagers are residents of Transitions Global and have experienced horrific physical and mental abuse largely at the hands of their fellow Cambodians. Photo by 2012 Women's Initiative Grant Winner Tim Matsui.

Overwhelming interest has compelled us to extend the deadline of the Alexia Foundation Women’s Initiative Grant. The new deadline is now today, June 30 at 5 p.m. Eastern U.S. Time. We look forward to recieving your applications and thank you … Continue reading

Liu Xin on Women’s Access to Education in China


In 1993, Liu Xin used her Alexia Foundation first place student grant to document lack of access to education for women and children in the Guizhou province, the most impoverished area in China. Liu’s work is an expansive look at … Continue reading