The First Ever Alexia Print Sale Has Launched

This holiday season, we are offering a curated selection of stunning prints from Alexia grant recipients past and present.

In purchasing a print from this collection, you will receive a beautiful work of art from today’s photographic luminaries, while also making possible tomorrow’s most important photojournalism. These works are important additions to any serious collection of photography, and make spectacular gifts. Continue reading

Louie Palu on War and Photography

Louie Palu began working in Afghanistan in 2006 and was awarded The Alexia Professional Grant in 2010 for Kandahar, a project examines the cultural, historical and contemporary significance of Kandahar and its people within the region and the current Afghan state. Since that time, he has exhibited the work he did in Afghanistan widely, was awarded a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship and has produced two major works on the conflict in Afghanistan, the documentary film “Kandahar Journals” in 2015, and “Front Towards Enemy,” a just published deconstructed photo book that conveys the chaos of war and the ways media influences our perception of armed conflicts.

In this new Q&A with Palu, we explore the meaning and purpose of his work, as well as the advice he has for others who would like to follow in his steps. Continue reading

Powerful Day of Remembrance and Photojournalism at Syracuse University

Arising from Tragedy

On Nov. 14, The Alexia Foundation and The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications of Syracuse University hosted “Arising from Tragedy,” an event commemorating those lost in the tragic bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, 25 years … 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

Louie Palu Photographs Kandahar

In the work “Kandahar,” Louie Palu used his 2010 Professional Grant to introduce us to the crossroads of Asia, a place which has been in conflict for thousands of years, and the center of the current Afghan insurgency. Kandahar was … Continue reading

Photographer Updates – Vitale, Black, Matsui, Choudhary, Orlinsky, Padilla, Palu, Zizola, Bleasdale, Shaw, Astrada

In our photographer updates, we feature a list of recent works, prizes, publications and other important news from Alexia grantees past and present. Ami Vitale’s film, “Bangladesh: A Climate Trap” won a Rising Star Award at the 2013 Canada International … Continue reading

Alexia Foundation Photo of Today – Louie Palu

Louie Palu Kandahar

Today’s photo is from Louie Palu’s 2010 professional project, “Kandahar.” The work examines the cultural, historical and contemporary significance of the city, its region and the current Afghan state. As Louie tells us in his project proposal, Pashtuns are Afghanistan’s … Continue reading

Photographer Updates: Palu, Berg, Ferdous, Capozziello, Eich, Sinclair, Bleasdale, Lynch & Astrada

In our photographer updates, we feature a list of recent works, prizes and publications by Alexia grantees past and present. This year Louie Palu, 2010 Alexia grantee, criss-crossed more than 3,000 kilometres of the US-Mexico border to tell the story … Continue reading

Interview with Louie Palu

Alexia Foundation: Describe Afghanistan to me. How is Kandahar unique in comparison to the rest of Afghanistan? Louie Palu: Afghanistan is one of the poorest countries in the world and has been ravaged by conflict for decades. For centuries empires … Continue reading