Andrew Renneisen Wins Ian Parry Scholarship Award for Achievement

Two time Alexia Grant winner Andrew Renneisen has been awarded the Ian Parry Scholarship 2016 Award for Achievement. The award “exists to find and support the very best young people striving to produce powerful, meaningful photojournalism in a ‘selfie’ obsessed world.” He will use the $3,500 award to complete a new body of work, covering the practice of ‘witch’ lynchings in towns along Kenya’s coast. Continue reading

Alexia grantees accepted into Eddie Adams Workshop XXVIII

Alexia grant winners Shahria Sharmin and Michael Santiago have been chosen to attend the Eddie Adams Workshop XXVIII, one of the premiere photojournalism workshops for young photographers founded by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Eddie Adams. Continue reading

The Marshall Project Features Andrew Renneisen’s “Violent Times: Crime in America’s Cities”

Andrew Renneisen’s “Violent Times: Crime in America’s Cities” was featured by the newly launched Marshall Project. The organization published a selection of Renneisen’s photographs from his time working in Camden, the project for which Renneisen received his 2013 Alexia Foundation … Continue reading

Announcing the 2014 Alexia Foundation Grant Recipients

The Alexia Foundation is thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2014 Alexia Foundation Grants: Sebastián Liste for the professional grant and Mehran Hamrahi for the student grant. It’s incredible news [grants like this] are the only way to continue … Continue reading

Andrew Renneisen’s “Violent Times: Crime in America’s Cities”

Andrew Renneisen’s 2013 Award of Excellence project, “Violent Times: Crime in America’s Cities” documents the impact of violence in America’s inner cities. Andrew’s proposal images include scenes from Wilmington, DE and Atlantic City, where he is witness to the profound … Continue reading

UPDATE: Andrew Renneisen Covering Violence in Camden, NJ

Andrew Renneisen was awarded an Alexia Foundation Award of Excellence in February for “Violent Times: Crime in America’s Cities” to document violence in the city of Camden, NJ. Here, we speak with him about what the Alexia Grant has allowed … Continue reading

Alexia Foundation Photo of Today – Andrew Renneisen

Today’s photo is from Andrew Renneisen’s 2013 Award of Excellence Student Project, “Violent Times: Crime in America’s Cities.” “Imagine a year in New York City, where the victims of homicide numbered 7,015.” Andrew instructs us in his proposal, “More deaths … Continue reading

Announcing the 2013 Alexia Foundation Profession and Student Grant Winners

The 2013 Alexia Foundation Grant judging took place at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University on Feb. 23, 2013. The judges were Lynn Johnson who works for National Geographic and various foundations, Getty Photographer John Moore, … Continue reading