Two Years Later: Alexia Grantees Continue Documentation of Rana Plaza Disaster

Two years since the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Alexia grantees Abir Abdullah (2013 Professional Winner), Rahul Talukder (2015 Student Runner-up), and Ismail Ferdous (2012 Student Award of Excellence) have continued to document the tragedy and the aftermath among the survivors and their families. Continue reading

Jim Dooley Brings Alexia to Australia’s Head On Photo Festival

Jim Dooley, our Executive Administrator, is on his way to Australia to represent The Alexia Foundation at the Head On Photo Festival in Sydney. The festival is the second largest festival of photography in the world, celebrating a wide range … Continue reading

Rana Plaza Collapse: One Year Later

One year ago today, the Rana Plaza building which housed 5 garment factories, collapsed due to substandard construction. 1,134 people were killed. 2,500 were pulled from the rubble, many of whom were seriously injured and left disabled. I had to … Continue reading

Closing Remarks from Abir Abdullah on “The Deadly Cost of Cheap Clothing”

Abir Abdullah received his Alexia Foundation Professional Grant in 2013 for this work “The Deadly Cost of Cheap Clothing: Dangers in Bangladesh’s Garment Industry” which aimed to reveal to the West the true cost of their cheap clothing. Shortly after … Continue reading

Abir Abdullah on Dangers in Bangladesh’s Garment Industry

Abir Abdullah was awarded the 2013 Professional Grant to work on his project, “The Deadly Cost of Cheap Clothing,” which exposes the rampant dangers workers in Bangladesh’s garment industry face as they manufacture the world’s clothing. Abir’s work on garment … Continue reading

How Do Our Professional Grants Make a Difference?

If you could help make possible some of the most important and moving stories of today, would you? You can, by contributing to The Alexia Foundation. Since 1997, The Alexia Foundation has been making generous grants to compassionate, dedicated storytellers … Continue reading

Arising from Tragedy: Exhibition and Discussion at Syracuse University Commemorating Lockerbie

Next Thursday, on Nov. 14, The Alexia Foundation and The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications of Syracuse University will host a commemorative event to remember those lost in the tragic Lockerbie bombing 25 years ago. The event will run … Continue reading

Lockerbie 25th Anniversary Commemorative Event at Newhouse School, Syracuse

The Alexia Foundation and The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications of Syracuse University will host a commemorative event on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 from 3.30-6.00pm at Newhouse to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the explosion of Pan Am Flight … Continue reading

Abir Abdullah Documents Deadly Oct. 8 Bangladesh Garment Factory Fire

Abir Abdullah Fire Oct. 2013

Last week, another fire broke out in a Bangladesh garment factory. At least 9 people were killed in the Oct. 8 blaze which began at 6:30pm. Local media have reported that 50 people were injured. Abir Abdullah, whose work on … Continue reading

Alexia Grantees Take Top Awards at Pingyao International Photography Festival

Abir Abdullah and Sara Naomi Lewkowicz have received top awards at this year’s China Pingyao International Photography Festival. Abir was named in the top international photographer category. Sara was named top student in the international category. Raising awareness of domestic … Continue reading