Blog Articles

  1. Dec 18

    Happy Holidays

    From a Christmas with my husband in Oman:

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Jul 09

    Trilon cover

    Very happy to have the cover photo on Michael Shrieve's new album Trilon!

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  6. Nov 30

    Montreal World Film Festival & L.A. Shorts Fest & More

    The War Photographers (2013) is a film originally produced for The Annenberg Space For Photography in LA, directed by Steven Kochones, and it ran continuously on a huge screen during the LA run of the exhibit WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath. I am honored to be featured in…

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  7. Aug 03

    Corcoran Gallery of Art

    WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath is now showing at The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC!

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  8. Jun 07

    Major Work Anniversary: 30 Years

    I realized today I am celebrating 30 years as a pro photojournalist and documentary photographer, from 1983 - present. My very first paid assignment was for Newsweek in the fall of 1983 after graduating Sarah Lawrence College that spring. Of course I had been shooting longer than that, back to…

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