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Posted on February 12, 2009 by Alexandra Avakian

WINDOWS OF THE SOUL: My Journeys in the Muslim World

News About Alexandra Avakian's Memoir

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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 the Ruins" (Feb. 2009 issue, and on-line). The article notes that "She's been shot at and beaten. Through it all, this photojournalist captured amazing images of war—and peace."

CSPAN2's Book TV will feature Alexandra's NG Live! slide show and book talk on Feb. 21 at 8 a.m. and Feb. 22 at 12 a.m. and 2 p.m.—for more information, click here.

This month V.O.A. TV, Radio, and website features Windows of the Soul in several languages. For more information, click here. In its January-February 2009 issue, American Photo magazine recognized Windows of the Soul as one of the top photo books of 2008. American Photo Editor in Chief David Schonauer has praised Avakian's photos as "visually adventurous" and her National Geographic blog as "important" and "intriguing". To read more, visit

Next time I write to you will be after a new slide show/book signing I am doing next Thursday on February 19 at FLATFILEgalleries in Chicago, 6-9pm. Later on in the evening there will be great poetry readings as well, by poets of UniVerse. Welcome all. It promises to be a very exciting event…


February 19, 6-9 pm
217 N Carpenter
Chicago IL 60607 »See Map

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