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. Those five are all honored for work supported by Alexia at some stage in its development.
Photography as social documentary brings to light the stories and realities of violence against women and girls
“Photography as social documentary brings to light the stories and realities of violence against women and girls, from child brides, to female genital mutilation, to street harassment,” says The Pixel Project. “[In these projects] The viewer is brought into the worlds depicted by each photographer and asked to join in the global conversation to effect change.”
Those commended by The Pixel Project include Sara Naomi Lewkowicz, Souvid Datta, Stephanie Sinclair, Tim Matsui and Walter Astrada. Sara Naomi Lewkowicz is named for her project, “Shane and Maggie,” which shows the brutal reality of a domestic assault. Souvid Datta is honored for his work in Sonagachi, one of India’s oldest red light districts. Stephanie Sinclair is praised for her dedication to addressing child marriage over the course of numerous years. Tim Matsui is recognized for “The Long Night,” his Women’s Initiative work on sex-trafficking in the United States. Walter Astrada is highlighted for his multi-continental examination of domestic violence, including Undesired, his Alexia project that documented selective-sex abortion in India.
The Pixel Project is a global, non-profit which works to help fund and raise awareness of the drive to end violence against women.