February 26, 2015

The 2015 Alexia Foundation Grant recipients have been announced! Paolo Marchetti was awarded the 2015 Professional Grant for his project “The Price of Vanity.” He will utilize the $20,000 grant in his pursuit to “document the brutality of the intensive breeding farms used worldwide to produce skins and furs for the high-end fashion industry. It intends to expose the cruel cultural trend driven by remorseless beauty demands.”


Photo: Paolo Marchetti, 2015 Alexia Professional Winner

Michael Santiago of San Francisco Art Institute, was awarded the 2015 Student Grant for his project “Stolen Land, Stolen Future.” He will receive full tuition to study at the Syracuse University London Program, a $1000 cash grant to produce the work, a $500 B&H gift card, tuition to Foundry Photojournalism Workshop and $500 will be awarded to his academic department. Santiago’s project will “document the lives of black farmers, who have fought to acquire and maintain land throughout the country, despite facing extreme difficulty along the way.”


Photo: Michael Santiago, Alexia 2015 Student Winner

Additional Awards were given to:

  • Student Runner-Up: Rahul Talukder
  • Student Award of Excellence: Kelly Creedon, Md Shahnewaz Khan, Alcee Howard Walker
  • Judge’s Special Recognition: Ata Ranjbar Zidanlo

Read more about the grant recipients here »

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