Alexandra Boulat

ALEXANDRA BOULAT

1962 - 2007

Born in Paris in 1962, Alexandra Boulat was originally trained in graphic art and art history. In 1989 she became a photojournalist, gaining representation by Sipa Press during 10 years long, until 2000. In 2001 she co-founded VII photo agency. Her news and features stories can be seen in various International magazines, more specialy in National Geographic Magazine and Paris-Match.
Boulat covered news, conflicts and social issues as well as extensive reportages on countries and people. Among her main and divers assignments, she reported on child trafficking in Romania, Yasser Arafat’s family life and Yves Saint Laurent’s last show in 2001. Also, she covered the conflicts in former Yugoslavia from 1991 until 1999, including Craotia, Bosnia and Kosovo; the Palestinian and Israeli conflict, the war against terrorism in Pakistan and Afghanistan, the Iraqi people under the embargo in the 90’s, and the invasion of Iraq by the coalition in 2003. Other extensive assignments include country portraits on Taiwan, Indonesia and a people story on the Berbers of Marocco.Her last important work was on muslim women in Asia Minor and Middle East.

Her pictures are in several musuem collections, including the french Fond National d’Art Contemporain and the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris.
In 2007 she was named Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters.
Alexandra passed over on october 5 2007

Grants

Best Women Photographer, Bevento Oscars, Italie 2006
World Press Photo / Art 2003 – Yves Saint Laurent dernier défilé
Eisenstat Award 1999 – Daily life and violence in Kosovo
Infinity Award, International Center of Photography, New York, 1999 – Kosovo
USA Photo Magazine’s photographer of the year, 1998
Perpignan, Visa d’Or pour l’Image, 1998 – Kosovo 
Paris-Match Award 1998 – Kosovo
Anger Festival 1996 – Arafat Family
The Harry Chapin Media Awards 1994 – Besieged Sarajevo

Books

Pierre & Alexandra Boulat – Editions Nicolas Chaudun – September 2010
ECLATS DE GUERRE, 10 ans de guerre dans l’ancienne Yougoslavie. Syrtes Image.
PARIS, National Geographic Books

Exhibitions

Alexandra Boulat, Photojournalist – Musée d’Art Contemporain, Saint Restitut – septembre 2012
Alexandra Boulat – Festival de Dali, Chine – September 2011
Pierre & Alexandra Boulat, reporters sans frontières – Base Sous-marine, Bordeau – 2011
Pierre & Alexandra Boulat, reporters sans frontières – Petit Palais, Paris – Winter 2010
Defaced – CosmosGalerie – Mois de la Photo 2010
Modest – Festival de la photo de Shen-Yeng, Chine – July 2008
Modest – Photo Festival – New York, may 2008
Modest – Pinacothèque de Paris, november 2008
Modest – Musée de la Croix-Rouge, Genève 2007
« Voyons, Voyons » a personal retrospective – Visa Pour l’Image à Perpignan, september 2007
Modest – Galerie Grazia Neri, Milano, september 2007
VII – Bill Hunt Gallery à NY, 2005
Women photographers – War at the War Museum, Dubrovnik 2005
Modest – Perpignan Festival Visa pour l’image 2005.
WAR VII – Musée de la Croix-Rouge, Genève 2004
WAR VII – Musée de Bologne, Italie 2002
War in Yougoslavia – Galerie de Belhem, Paris 2001.
War in Yougoslavia – Perpignan Festival Visa pour l’image 1995