Blog Articles

  1. Mar 05

    New cover of Smithsonian Magazine

    The new Smithsonian Magazine cover features my photobelow of an ancient monument in Nimrud, Iraq, now-destroyed by Islamic State. IS has shattered it. (The black marks are by an artist working for Smithsonian Magazine and below pic is her mockup for the cover)

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  2. Oct 12

    For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    A post from my first experience with breast cancer, which was photographed by my family a me. Lens: The New York Times published it and so did their Wellness site:

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  3. Apr 24

    In honor and remembrance of the Armenian Genocide/100th Anniversary

    For the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide on April 24th! The Turks committed their many rapes, torture, thefts, starving, and massacres of Armenians not only in Turkey, but in in Syria where they marched them through the desert. Syria was under Ottoman control at the time. I had to…

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  4. Apr 03

    In celebration of hopeful progress: U.S.-Iran Framework Agreement

    Some pictures of my deep journey in Iran for National Geographic:

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  5. Dec 18

    Happy Holidays

    From a Christmas with my husband in Oman:

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  6. Nov 08

    Smithsonian Magazine: My photos of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

    For the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall tomorrow, Smithsonian Magazine website publishes my photos and story of what it was like to be there:

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  7. Oct 27

    25th Anniversary/Fall of the Berlin Wall/ exhibit at Goethe Institute Washington DC open now!

    Excited to be in the art exhibit The Wall in Our Heads at Goethe-Institut Washington DC, celebrating the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Open now:     [Photo: (c) Alexandra Avakian/2014/All Rights Reserved.]  

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  8. Sep 30

    The War Photographers showing in LA & Poster

    In Los Angeles, the documentary The War Photographers ran for a week in Noho 7 theatre. The film is now traveling to film festivals. I am honored to be in the film with several of my colleagues, and my photo of this South Sudanese child was used for the poster:…

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