Announcing The Alexia 2018 Call for Entries

The Alexia Foundation is excited to formally announce that we will begin accepting entries for The Alexia 2018 Grants on Jan. 7, 2018. The Alexia Foundation awards grants to student and professional visual journalists to help them produce projects that inspire change by addressing topics that are socially significant.

“If you’re producing work that makes a difference, that reveals the little known, that touches lives in a way that elevates our perceptions and understanding, then you are the perfect applicant for an Alexia Grant,” says Syracuse University Alexia Chair and Grant Administrator, Mike Davis. “All the more so if your efforts embolden others to bring about change for the better.” Continue reading

Alexia Recipient Camillo Pasquarelli on his Kalish Workshop

Each year, student recipients are given the opportunity to attend one of three given workshops in addition to their $500 cash grant. Over the summer, Camillo Pasquarelli, one of the recipients of The Alexia 2017 Award of Excellence grant, used his prize to attend The Kalish Workshop.

For Pasquarelli, The Kalish allowed him to understand what working in a newsroom is like, taught him how to better interact with his photo editors, showed him the power of working together to push the boundaries of storytelling and introduced him to new colleagues with whom he is excited to work. Continue reading

AE Winner Kelly Creedon on her MediaStorm Workshop

In the latest installment of blog posts on the educational opportunities our student grant winners receive, we want to focus on the MediaStorm One-Day Master Class. For Kelly Creedon, a 2015 Award of Excellence Winner, the Master Class was a time to explore the theory and methodology of MediaStorm’s unique documentary style and approach.

“For me, I think the most valuable lessons from the workshop were the behind-the-scenes insights into the process of making some of the MediaStorm pieces,” said Creedon. “While I had already seen many of the final products, it was so enlightening to understand the many challenges and hard choices that went into forming the polished pieces.” Continue reading

Call for Entries: The 2016 Alexia Foundation Grant

The Alexia Foundation is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its 2016 Professional and Student Grants. The deadline for submissions for the Professional Grant is 2 p.m. Jan. 31, 2016. The Student Grant application opens Feb. 3 and closes on 2 p.m. on March 3, 2016. Continue reading

Katie Orlinsky receives inaugural grant from The Howard G. Buffett Fund For Women Journalists

Alexia grantee Katie Orlinsky received one of nine inaugural grants from The Howard G. Buffet Fund for Women Journalists from the International Women’s Media Foundation. The grant will be used for working on a photography project exploring climate change and environmental issues in Alaskan communities. Continue reading

22nd Annual Alexia Judging Weekend at Syracuse University

Feb. 1, 2013 marked the close of the 22nd annual Alexia Foundation call for proposals. The 2013 competition was a banner year for proposals for the professional and student grants. This year, we had a record 422 professional applications for … Continue reading

Aphrodite Tsairis: Why the Women’s Initiative

As an organization, we feel that the public needs to understand why we choose to support what we do. At this point, we would like to explain why we’ve chosen to fund the new Women’s Initiative. Aphrodite Tsairis, co-founder of … Continue reading