UPDATE: Aaron Vincent Elkaim Talks of Progress and Purpose

In April, Aaron Vincent Elkaim was in the last days of a two month trip working on the long-term project, Where The River Runs Through, when he learned that he had been awarded the $20,000 Alexia Professional Grant. He had thought that he was on his final trip, but the Alexia Grant would allow him to continue to show the world the severe impact Brazil’s major hydroelectric expansion in the Amazon has on the ecosystem and the people who live there.

In a new interview, Elkaim talks about what is next for Where The River Runs Through, what effect he intends his project to have and how The Alexia Foundation is helping him accomplish it. Continue reading

Interview with Marcus Bleasdale on Photography, Advocacy and Passion

Marcus Bleasdale received the 2005 Alexia Foundation Professional Grant for his project, “The Rape of a Nation: Oil Exploitation in Central Africa.” The work examined the construction of a new oil pipeline and its adverse effects on those it passed … Continue reading