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  1. Mar 19

    The Latest

    Hi Everybody, I am happy to announce my new website, www.alexandraavakian.com, 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. Nov 16

    Upcoming Events

        Here are some exciting programs I'm doing over the next couple of months: November As part of Foto Week DC and the Newseum's exhibition on the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the pictures I shot for LIFE Magazine are showing on the forty-foot Atrium…

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  3. 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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  4. Aug 27

    Jean-Francois Leroy and Visa Pour L’Image

    Jean-Francois Leroy, Director and Founder of Visa Pour L'Image on the staircase of Hotel Pams, Perpignan, France Hello from lovely Perpignan in the south of France, where I am honored to have an exhibition at the renowned international photojournalism festival Visa Pour L'image. This is my third exhibit at Visa…

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  5. Aug 25

    Visa pour l’Image - Perpignan

    I'll be at Visa pour l'Image - the premier International Festival of Photojournalism in Perpignan, France. Stay tuned for updates from the festival and news about my exhibit.

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  6. Jun 23

    Iran Today

    This is a caption for my image Twenty years ago this month, in June 1989, I was in Iran photographing the mourning for Ayatollah Khomeini. Ten years ago I covered the reform movement when it was in power under President Mohammed Khatami. Iran has shifted from right to left and…

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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. Jan 29

    Iran

    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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