The Alexia Foundation announced that Sarah Blesener of New York is the recipient of The Alexia $20,000 Professional Grant for Toy Soldiers, her work documenting rising nationalism among youth.
It was a pleasure working with Keith Jenkins, Amy Pereira, and Mike Davis on the judging for this competition. This was the most competitive year for The Alexia Grant to date, with over 291 submitted proposals. Xyza Bacani and Alexia Webster have also been recognized with Judges Special Recognition awards for My Mother’s Footsteps and Street Studios.
Read more about the grant winners here.
*Featured image by Sarah Blesener