Due to a change in circumstances the original sponsored presentation by James Dooley from the Alexia Foundation has been cancelled.
This will be a digital projection of the Alexia Foundation grant winners and the stories they have brought to life. Special introduction by Festival guest speakers, Assoc Professor for Photography Jim Ramer, Parsons, New York, USA and Assoc Professor for Photography, Simone Douglas Parsons, New York, USA.
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.
On the 21st of December,1988, 270 innocent people were lost in the terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Alexia Tsairis, age 20, a Newhouse School of Public Communications student at Syracuse University, was one of them.
Set up to honour this young photographer, through grants, scholarships and special projects, The Alexia Foundation supports photographers as agents for change.
At a time when many other resources have dwindled, The Alexia Foundation remains unwavering in its commitment to support photojournalism on academic and professional levels. We strongly believe that there is no stronger force in bringing us closer to the world we inhabit.
- Auditorium, lower ground level