Grants & Open Calls
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The 2022 Alexia Student Grant

An opportunity for current college student photographers, filmmakers and multimedia storytellers to produce substantial bodies of work that share The Alexia’s goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding. We value work that helps bring about change.

Student applicants are encouraged to consider proposing projects close to where they live; a successful body of work is more likely with easy access to the setting where the work will be produced. Most student grant recipients are already working on their projects when they receive funding.

Deadline: February 28, 2022


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Bruce Strong
Photographer / Educator / Multimedia/Video Storyteller
The Alexia Grants / The Newhouse School / Syracuse University

Bruce Strong is a photographer/multimedia storyteller who likes to work with great people on awesome projects. Life is too short to do anything else. He is an associate professor and chairman of the Visual Communications department at Syracuse... read on
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Sandra Stevenson
Associate director of photography

Sandra Stevenson is the associate director of photography for CNN. A visual editor, writer and digital strategist, she previously worked at The New York Times, where she oversaw digital photo editors on the news desk, and worked on visual content... read on
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Todd Heisler
Staff Photographer
The New York Times

Todd Heisler has been a staff photographer for  The New York Times since 2006. Before that he was a staff photographer for the now defunct Rocky Mountain News and various weeklies around Chicago. In 2010 he was part of the team that won... read on
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Jehan Jillani
Visuals Editor
The Atlantic

Jehan Jillani is a photo and visuals editor based in Brooklyn, New York. Currently, she works at The Atlantic, where she commissions original photography and illustrations for the publication’s digital features and special projects. Before... read on
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Dr. Peter and Aphrodite Tsairis
The Alexia Foundation

Dr. Peter and Aphrodite Tsairis founded the Alexia Foundation in 1991 in partnership with the Newhouse School at Syracuse University to honor their daughter, Alexia, who was a 20-year-old photography major there when she was killed in the bombing... read on