Santiago’s “Stolen Lives, Stolen Future” in NYTimes, Scientific American and Instagram

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Michael Santiago’s 2015 First Place Student Winning Stolen Lives, Stolen Future has been featured by both The New York Times and Scientific American. The project documents the experience of Black farmers in the U.S. His work tells of the pride of but also the decline of the African-American farmer, much of which was driven first by unjust traditions, such as sharecropping, and later by racially discriminatory loan practices, particularly by the USDA.

Santiago is taking over the Alexia Instagram feed this week with images from the project. Continue reading

Michael Santiago and Kelly Creedon Receive CPOY Awards

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Michael Santiago and Kelly Creedon, winners of Alexia 2015 student grants, took home awards from this year’s College Photographer of the Year (CPOY) Awards. The CPOY competition is one of the most prestigious contests for student photojournalists to compete in, with more than 600 entries from 130 different colleges and universities from around the world. Continue reading

Alexia grantees accepted into Eddie Adams Workshop XXVIII

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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