The Alexia Foundation has announced a Call for Entries for the 014 Professional and Student Grants. The Alexia Foundation promotes the power of photojournalism to give voice to social injustice, to respect history lest we forget it and to understand cultural difference as our strength — not our weakness. Through grants and scholarships, The Alexia Foundation supports photographers as agents for change.
The Alexia Foundation Grants were established to help promote world peace and cultural understanding. The strength of the proposal will be judged equally to photographic skills. The Grant goes to those who clearly and concisely propose significant projects that share in the Foundation’s mission and who also submit photographs that reflect the ability to execute their proposed project.
This year, the award for the Professional Grant has been raised to $20,000 from the $15,000 it had been in previous years. The Student Winner will receive funding for a semester at the Syracuse University London Program, a $1,000 cash grant to help produce the proposed body of work, a $300 gift card from Dury’s Photo and $500 will be awarded to that student’s academic department. Student awards will also be given to a Second Place Winner, and three Award of Excellence Winners.
This year, the Foundation has added a new Student Grant called the Gilka Grant honoring Robert E. Gilka, the director of photography for National Geographic Magazine and a long time supporter of The Alexia Foundation.
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