Announcing the 2016 Alexia Foundation Grant Dates

JULY 2014, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL: Marriage of Alexander Soares and Nathalia Tosto. The religious ceremony was at the Church Igreja da Terceira Ordem da Nossa Senhora do Carmo, built in the 18th century, in downtown Rio The reception was at the Victory Hall Jockey Club, one of the busiest places in the city for parties. Besides the image of poverty given off by Brazil´s favelas. In the country that has an economy to envy Europe, a high society lives a lifestyle akin to that of international celebrities. In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's most famous city, the Carioca elite enjoy millionaire parties, private helicopters, yacht rides and luxurious traditional balls. Besides the historically wealthy families, this high society has been reinforced by entrepreneurs who have made their fortunes during Brazil´s recent economic growth. Photo Sebastian Liste/NOOR/Alexia Foundation

JULY 2014, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL: Marriage of Alexander Soares and Nathalia Tosto. The religious ceremony was at the Church Igreja da Terceira Ordem da Nossa Senhora do Carmo, built in the 18th century, in downtown Rio. This is part of 2014 Professional Grantee Sebastian Liste’s project “The New Culture of Violence in Latin America.” Photo Sebastian Liste/Alexia Foundation/NOOR

Photographers! Prepare your submission materials for the Alexia Foundation’s 2016 Grant Competition. The Professional grant submissions open January 1, 2016 with a deadline of January 31. The Student grant opens on February 3, 2016 with a deadline of March 3. Applying for the Student Grant is free, but there is a $50 application fee for the Professional Grant.

For more information see the Grant Rules.

The goal of The Alexia Foundation Grants is to give voice to those who go unheard, foster cultural understanding and expose social injustice. The strength of the proposal will be judged equally to photographic skills.

See tips for a winning proposal from last year’s judge, Sarah Leen, Director of Photography at National Geographic magazine.

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