April 11, 2017

Alexia 2017 Grant Recipients Announced

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...

October 06, 2015

Photography: Agent for Change

APPLICATION DEADLINE APPROACHING! October 9th is the last day to submit your application for the Alexia Foundation workshop, Photography: Agent for Change! “The Alexia Foundation is proud to offer a one-day seminar entitled “Photography: Agent For Change,” for photographers to learn to use photography to effect change. Covering a...

February 26, 2015

2015 Alexia Foundation Grant Winners Announced

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...

January 12, 2015

Deadline Approaching: Alexia Foundation Grants

  The deadlines for the Alexia Foundation Professional and Student Grants are quickly approaching! Submit your application for the $20,000 Professional Grant by January 29th at 2:00PM EST. If you are entering the Student Grant competition, you must apply by February 2nd at 2:00PM EST. “The grants will be...

December 01, 2014

Alexia Foundation: “The Long Night”

Today, The Alexia Foundation has announced the launch of “The Long Night,” their first ever Women’s Initiative Grant Project created by Tim Matsui and MediaStorm. “Set in Seattle, the work gives voice and meaning to the crisis of minors who are forced and coerced into the American sex trade....

November 13, 2014

Missing in Action: Homeless Female Veterans

The Alexia Foundation Women’s Initiative Grant winner for 2014 was Mary F. Calvert. Calvert is pursuing a project Missing in Action: Homeless Female Veterans. According to statistics, Female veterans are the largest growing segment of the homeless population in the US and are four times more likely to become...

September 25, 2014

Ed Kashi & VII at Pingyao

Ed Kashi (VII), was the winner of one of the top international photographers awards at the 14th annual Pingyao International Photography Festival (PIP) where he exhibited a show curated from three recent bodies of work. On September 20, VII photographer Sim Chi Yin hosted a “Meet VII” talk at...

September 03, 2014

Alexia Foundation’s 2014 Women’s Initiative Grant

The Alexia Foundation has announced Mary F. Calvert is the recipient of the 2014 Women's Initiative Grant. Calvert is an independent photojournalist based in the US and will be using the $25,00 grant funding for her project "Missing in Action: Homeless Female Veterans."

August 27, 2014

Pingyao International Photo Festival

“Every year the Pingyao International Photography Festival is different. Every year there are new exhibitions, new and different lectures, new and exciting visual projects to experience." This year at the Pingyao Festival in September, the Alexia Foundation will have an exhibition featuring the work of 2014 Professional and Student...

March 05, 2014

2013 UNICEF Photo of the Year

Each year the UNICEF Photo of the Year Award is granted “to photos and photo series that best depict the personality and living conditions of children worldwide in an outstanding manner.” Yesterday, UNICEF awarded Swedish photographer Niclas Hammarström the 2013 UNICEF Photo of the Year for his photo series on the...

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