10 Alexia Grantee Photographers You Should Follow on Instagram

Alexia Foundation photographers are some of the most prolific visual storytellers on the planet, tackling a wide range of issues in their photographic projects. All of the following photographers can be followed on Instagram, by clicking the link next to … Continue reading

Five Alexia Photographers Honored by The Pixel Project for Fighting Violence Against Women

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. … Continue reading

“Lingering Scars” from Farzana Hossen

Farzana Hossen received her 2014 Alexia Foundation Award of Excellence Grant for her project, “Lingering Scars” which shows the impact of acid attacks on women in Bangladesh. Acid attacks are estimate to occur every two days in Bangladesh, Farzana tells … Continue reading

UPDATE: Interview with Sara Lewkowicz on “Shane and Maggie” and Success

In 2013, Sara Naomi Lewkowicz was awarded the Alexia Foundation First Place Student Winner Grant, for her project, “Shane and Maggie, An Intimate Look at Domestic Violence,” which showed a domestic assault in brutal detail. The work has been featured … Continue reading

Sara Naomi Lewkowicz: Witness to Domestic Violence

Today’s photo is from Sara Naomi Lewkowicz 2013 Winning Student Project, “Shane and Maggie: An Intimate Look at Domestic Violence.” Sara became an inadvertent witness to a brutal instance of domestic violence. She began her work documenting Shane. She wanted … Continue reading

Alexia Foundation Photo of Today – Sara Naomi Lewkowicz

Today’s photo is from Sara Naomi Lewkowicz’s 2013 Winning Student Proposal, “Shane and Maggie: An Intimate Look at Domestic Violence.” Sara met Shane because she wanted to do a story looking at the difficulty felons have reintegrating into society after … Continue reading

Alexia Foundation Photo of Today – Annie Flanagan

Today’s photo is from Annie Flanagan’s 2013 Award of Excellence Student Proposal, “Preservation: Surviving Sexual Violence.” The proposal images document the life of Annie’s best friend, Hannah, a women who disappeared for two years into a violence relationship. Her abuser … Continue reading

Interview with Photographer Walter Astrada

Alexia Foundation: Why are you a photographer? Walter Astrada: It all began when I was very young. When I was 13, I went to a photo exhibition of the Cross-Andes Photographer Association. While looking at the photos, some of them … Continue reading