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Alexandra Boulat

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Alexandra Boulat was born in Paris in 1962 and died in Paris in 2007. She was a founding member of the VII Photo Agency. Before this she had been represented by Sipa Press and by her mother's agency, Cosmos.

She was originally trained in graphic art and art history, at the Beaux Arts in Paris. In 1989 she followed in the footsteps of her father, photographer Pierre Boulat, who worked for LIFE magazine for 25 years, and became a photojournalist as well. Her news and features stories were published in many international magazines, above all National Geographic Magazine, Time and Paris-Match. She has received many of the most prestigious international photography awards for her work.

Boulat covered news, conflicts and social issues as well as making extensive reportages on countries and people. Among her many varied assignments, she reported on the wars in former Yugoslavia from 1991 until 1999, including Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo; the fall of the Taliban, the Iraqi people living under the embargo in the 90s, and the invasion of Baghdad by the coalition in 2003. During the last few years she was working on the Israeli and Palestinian conflict. She also photographed Yasser Arafat's family life and Yves Saint Laurent's last show in 2001. Other large assignments include country stories on Indonesia and Albania, and a people story on the Berbers of Morocco. Her latest work was on Muslim Women in the Middle East and Gaza.Alexandra Boulat was the architect of one of the most deliberate, focused and militant bodies of work on the victims - particularly women - of conflict and injustice of our time.

In June 2007, she suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm, and spent three weeks in a hospital in Israel in a medically induced coma. She was moved to France, where she remained in a coma. Thousands of colleagues and fans had expressed support for her. Boulat died in her sleep in Paris on October 5, 2007.


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