Posts Tagged ‘Alexia Foundation’

Aaron Vincent Elkaim Wins $20K Alexia Foundation Grant for 2016

Posted by on Friday April 22, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Toronto, Canada-based photographer Aaron Vincent Elkaim has won the $20,000 Professional Grant from the Alexia Foundation, the organization announced this morning. Elkaim received the grant for his project “Where the River Runs Through,” which examines the consequences of Brazil’s major hydroelectric expansion on the ecosystems, communities and industries within the Amazon Rainforest. The winner of the first place Student... More

The Do’s and Don’ts of Collaborating with NGOs

Posted by on Monday November 16, 2015 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

Jane Huber, creative director of Oxfam America, says she’s inundated with requests from photographers wanting to work for the non-governmental organization. The photographers she rehires understand its mission and values—which includes respecting the individuals and communities it serves. “When you work in the field with an NGO, for all distinct purposes, you are the NGO,”... More

PDN Video Pick: A Spotlight on Underage Victims of the Illegal Sex Trade

Posted by on Thursday December 4, 2014 | PDN Video Picks, Photojournalism

(click “Play All” option for a two-minute trailer for the web version; click “Theatrical Version” to launch a 2:45 introduction to that version.) Seattle photographer Tim Matsui and MediaStorm have just released The Long Night, a documentary film about teenage victims of illegal sex trade in King County, Washington. Matsui has focused on stories about... More

Mary F. Calvert Wins $25,000 Women’s Initiative Grant

Posted by on Wednesday September 3, 2014 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Photographer Mary F. Calvert has won the Alexia Foundation’s 2014 Women’s Initiative Grant to fund her project called “Missing in Action: Homeless Female Veterans,” the foundation announced this morning. Calvert was a finalist for the $25,000 grant last year, when it was initiated by the Alexia Foundation to support photojournalism projects about issues affecting women.... More

Alexia Foundation, Open Society Calling for Submissions

Posted by on Wednesday April 2, 2014 | Fine Art, Photojournalism

The Alexia Foundation and the Open Society Foundations separately announced calls for submissions from photographers yesterday. The Alexia Foundation issued a call for entries for its 2014 Women’s Initiative Grant, which will provide a $25,000 grant for the production of a project “on a significant issue involving and affecting women,” the foundation said in its... More

How About a Holiday Gift That Supports Photography?

Posted by on Tuesday December 17, 2013 | Uncategorized

It’s not only the season of giving. It’s your last chance to make a tax-deductible donation to a non-profit that you can list on your 2013 tax form. That’s why many of the non-profits that support new photographic work and photographic education are currently seeking support from folks who love photography. Here is a list... More

Abir Abdullah, Sara Naomi Lewkowicz Win 2013 Alexia Foundation Grants

Posted by on Friday March 1, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Abir Abdullah of Bangladesh has won the $15,000 professional award in the Alexia Foundation grant competition, organizers announced this morning. Sara Naomi Lewkowicz won the Alexia Foundation Student Grant, which includes a full-tuition scholarship to study photojournalism at the Syracuse University London Program in Fall, 2013, plus a $1,000 grant. Click here to read the... More

$15K Alexia Foundation Grant Deadline, Exhibition Coming Up

Posted by on Tuesday January 15, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Events

The deadline for the 2013 Alexia Foundation grant is this Friday, January 18. The $15,000 grant will be awarded to a photographer who is looking for funding “to produce a substantial picture story that furthers the Foundation’s goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding.” The Alexia Foundation supports photojournalism that explores issues of social... More

Justin Maxon Wins $15,000 Alexia Foundation Grant

Posted by on Friday March 2, 2012 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

San Francisco-based photographer Justin Maxon has won the 2012 Alexia Foundation professional grant. Maxon will use the $15,000 grant to complete a project exploring “the frightening reality of how many murders go unsolved every year in America.” The Alexia Foundation supports photojournalism that explores issues of social justice and cultural awareness. It was founded by... More