Blog Articles

  1. Apr 14

    RFK Center for Justice & Human Rights Photography Award/Judge

    Joined 4 others to judge the RFK Journalism / Photography Award today. Some excellent work!

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  2. Apr 01

    On assignment in…

    On assignment in Midwest for the next ten days....   (c) Alexandra Avakian

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  3. Mar 29

    International Center of Photography/New York City

      So pleased to be have been in Manhattan to teach my yearly intensive workshop:  "The Woman Photojournalist"  at the International Center of Photography. Full-time students only, each deeply committed to and in love with photography. While in NYC, I collaborated with partners on two   other exciting projects of my own.

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  4. Feb 23

    Marie Colvin’s death in Homs, Syria

    I am utterly sad that my old friend, mentor, and traveling companion of days gone by --- the legendary war correspondent Marie Colvin --- has died under fire in Homs, Syria, while reporting for the Sunday Times of London, her newspaper. I owe her undying gratitude for her influence on…

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  5. Jan 21

    Slide Show/Book Talk in Dubai

    Those in Dubai, welcome to my slide show/book talk:

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  6. Jan 01

    Teaching: New York University in Abu Dhabi

    I'll be in the United Arab Emirates teaching at New York University Abu Dhabi from Jan.1 - 19: Photojournalism: Your Personal Vision. Full-time students only.     Camel race in Umm al Quwain, UAE. (c) Alexandra Avakian

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  7. Nov 01

    Jerusalem and Gaza

    Just finished an assignment in Jerusalem. I’ll post the story when it is published in a major American magazine soon, but till then can’t discuss. I can tell you though that Jerusalem is as extraordinary, passionate, and lovely as ever. I have been there countless times. After Jerusalem I spent…

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  8. Oct 20

    Remembering when I met Qaddafi, with addendum for Marie Colvin

    Today Libya's revolution has peaked with the death of Colonel Moammar Qaddafi. When I was a hard news photographer I loved being present at the peaks of revolutions. Now as a documentary photographer, I love photographing the aftermaths: every bit as fascinating. I remember meeting Qaddafi, the man former U.S.…

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