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  1. May 11

    New DVD, Exhibit News, and More

    Dear Readers/Viewers, Windows of the Soul news includes: The launch of a new NG Live! DVD in The Photographers series of my slide lecture (and Sam Abell's) at the National Geographic Society, and it includes up close and personal interviews. Learn more and buy the DVD here. The Windows of…

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  2. Mar 06

    Slideshows in the Desert

    Gaza City This weekend I'm off to the Arizona desert for photography, work, and fun. Later next week I will be at the Tucson Festival of Books in Arizona. On Thursday, March 12 at 6:30, The University of Arizona's Center for Middle East Studies and the U.A. School of Journalism…

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  3. Feb 23

    Windows of the Soul: My Journeys in the Muslim World Latest!

    On Saturday, February 21 at 8 a.m. (EST) and Sunday, February 22 at 12 a.m. and 1 p.m. (EST), CSPAN2's Book TV featured Alexandra's NG Live! October 2008 slide show and book talk at the National Geographic Society. On Thursday, February 19, Alexandra and Windows of the Soul were featured…

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  4. Feb 19

    Book News

    WINDOWS OF THE SOUL: My Journeys in the Muslim World News About Alexandra Avakian's Memoir Hi Everybody, Time for some updates on press coverage of Windows of the Soul: My Journeys in the Muslim World. This month I'm featured in a full page article in Washingtonian magazine called "Art Among…

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  5. Jan 29


    Traveling in the Islamic Republic of Iran was one of my most personal journeys and is in the second chapter of my book. You probably want to know: why would an American woman with all the freedom in the world want to subject herself to so much time in the…

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  6. Dec 19

    The Palestinians

    Palestinian girl holding a dove on the roof of her home in the Shati Refugee Camp in Gaza. My book Windows of the Soul is divided into six chapters/locations. I decided it was better to go into depth in a few places than to skip superficially through twenty countries. So,…

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  7. Nov 22

    Being a Woman Photographer: An Important Part of the Journey

    The Holy Shrine of Hazrat Fatemah Ma'soomeh It is Foto Week here in Washington, D.C., and I've been busy going to exhibitions, events. I also helped hang a photo exhibit I'm part of which was the kick-off event of the week, by Contact Press Images, the photo agency I belong…

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  8. Nov 11

    Washington, D.C.

    Before wrapping up the personal intro section of my book by jumping into the subject of being a woman photojournalist in the world at large and in the Muslim world, I'd like to post some of my pix from U ST. NW in Washington D.C. the night President-elect Barack Obama…

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