Eyes on the World: The Alexia Foundation for World Peace and Cultural Understanding
August 21- October 14, 2007
Retrospective Exhibition Features Award Winning Photojournalists
The Alexia Foundation was begun by the parents of Alexia Tsairis, a Newhouse School of Public Communications undergraduate student who was killed in the Pan Am 103 bombing in 1988. Each year the foundation gives grants to selected student and professional photographers so they can pursue their interests in photojournalism. To date, the foundation has awarded over $500,000 in grants to 80 undergraduate photographers and 11 professionals.
This exhibition features work by 18 photojournalists, three of whom, Wesley Law, Ezra Shaw and Justin Yurkanin are SU graduates. The subjects are diverse, ranging from the current conflicts in Africa to the legacy of Chernobyl. American topics focus on the Confederate flag controversy, life on the Navajo reservation and the 1997 reunion of people associated with The Farm, the Tennessee community that was America’s largest hippie commune.