African Photojournalism Database
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Alexia Webster is a South African freelance photographer and has traveled widely through the African continent as a documentary photographer.
Her work has been published in numerous publications, including The New York Times, The Guardian, Wired Magazine, The Washington Post, The Financial Times Magazine, The Times, The Observer Magazine, Le Monde, the San Francisco Chronicle, CNN, the Sunday Telegraph, The Age Australia, the Sydney Morning Herald, Marie Claire and SonntagsZeitung Switzerland.
Alexia has also worked in the film industry as an editor, camera person and director of documentary films and music videos.
2013 - Artraker Award for Art in Conflict, 2013 - Prine Claus Fund Grant Recipient, 2013 - POPCAP‘13 Prize- Contemporary African Photography, 2013 - Ithuba Arts Fund: Grant Recipient, 2010 - Bonani Africa Photo Festival: Honorable Mention, 2016 - IWMF Fellowship South Sudan
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A Generation Displaced
When young South Sudanese returned to the country in the immediate aftermath of the country's 2011 independence, they imagined themselves as an energetic force of artistic and internationally-minded 20-somethings who could help build the world's youngest country from scratch. But political infighting quickly spiraled the country into yet another violent civil war, leaving more than 50,000 dead and close to 3 million more displaced in the past three years alone. The most recent conflict has left the youth with the looming responsibility to clean up the politicians' mess, while they face the universal struggles that accompany young people's emergences into adulthood across the globe, ranging from complicated personal relationships with each other and the pressure of financial woes and job insecurity, which has worsened in the South Sudanese economy's perpetual state of turmoil.