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 Wall Street Journal, 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 as a camera person on a few documentaries and currently makes 360 degree videos for the New York Times Daily 360.
2016 - IWMF Fellowship South Sudan, 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, 2017 - IWMF Fellowship Mexico
- Breaking news
- Video capture
A Generation Displaced
This series focuses on South Sudan's millennials, a generation of displaced who grew up stateless, mostly spending their childhoods and teenage years in refugee camps in neighbouring countries. When South Sudan got independence 5 years ago this generation returned full of hope, finally having a country to call their own. But the worlds youngest nation has been plagued by violence and civil war since. When I visited in 2016 I spent time with some of the musicians and artists who are surrounded by uncertainty, violence and anxiety.
Ledofica's house- Freedom Park
Ledofica at home in Freedom Park, Cape Town, one of the most dangerous neighbourhoods in South Africa. A few months before Ledofica was stabbed on while buying bread at the corner store near her house by a teenage boy who after she accidentally brushed up against him as he left the shop.