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 presentation I will be giving called From Inside: Windows of the Soul & Photographing the Middle East for Magazines for The University of Arizona Tucson's Center for Middle Eastern Studies conference called Journalistic Representations of Islam: Print and Visual.
Afterwards I will visit Paul Waldman at the Living American Master Photographers Project in Phoenix, where Paul is going to make my portrait for the project. Then I'll travel around Arizona and photograph that great state again.
I loved teaching a workshop last month at the International Center of Photography called The Woman Photojournalist. It was deeply satisfying to share my experience in this life of photography, from 1982 when I was a student at ICP till now, with those amazing students. I also had some great guests in to share their exciting work and perspectives as well: the photographers Donna Ferrato and Yunghi Kim, the editor/photographer/videographer/producer Mark Bussell and the photo editor Robert Stevens of Time Magazine, where he worked for over two decades, and where he supported the work of many of the best women photojournalists. I was very honored to have them speak in my class.
I have recently been working on deepening two projects, and starting a new one in which I explore new territory for me.
Till next time....