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  1. Mar 19

    The Latest

    Hi Everybody, I am happy to announce my new website,, designed by the extremely talented linesandwaves! I am still in the process of scanning 30 years of my best slides, prints and tearsheets, so it is a work in progress. I am also happy to announce the March 26th…

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  2. Sep 03

    Photographic Home

    Hello again from Visa pour L'image international photojournalism festival in Perpignan, France. Visa pour L'image is one of my photographic homes, and I am deeply pleased to be exhibiting here again. Terrific shows abound with the photojournalists such as Eugene Richards, the late Francois Demulder, Abbas, David Burnett, Massimo Berutti,…

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  3. Jul 23

    Windows of the Soul on NPR’s Picture Show

    Check out NPR's Picture Show today, featuring Windows of the Soul: My Journeys in the Muslim World by photojournalist Alexandra Avakian, published by Focal Point/National Geographic.

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  4. Jul 16

    Windows of the Soul on now features the book Windows of the Soul: My Journeys in the Muslim World, by Alexandra Avakian, published by National Geographic.

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  5. Jun 04

    Windows of the Soul on NY Times Lens

    Dear Friends and Colleagues, Check out today's New York Times feature about Windows of the Soul: My Journeys in the Muslim World. Click here: MULTIMEDIA | June 04, 2009 Lens: Showcase: Taking Risks By James Estrin Alexandra Avakian takes chances. She faced down militias in Somalia and covered riots…

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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