Alexandra Boulat


Alexandra Boulat (2 May 1962 – 5 October 2007) was a French photographer born in Paris.[1] In 2001, she co-founded the VII Photo Agency. Her work has appeared in many magazines, including Time, Newsweek, Paris Match and National Geographic Magazine[2] and she received numerous international awards.[1]

Alexandra Boulat
Photo of Alexandra Boulat.jpg
Born(1962-05-02)2 May 1962
Paris, France
Died5 October 2007(2007-10-05) (aged 45)
Paris, France
EducationÉcole des Beaux-Arts
Known forPhotography
AwardsWorld Press Photo Award for Arts and Entertainment

Life and workEdit

She was trained in graphic art and art history at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

Before co-founding the VII Photo Agency in 2001 she had been represented by Sipa Press and by her mother's agency, Cosmos.

Since 2006 she had been concentrating primarily on the conflict in Gaza.

In June 2007, she suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm,[3] and spent three weeks in a hospital in Israel in a medically induced coma. She was moved to France, where she remained in a coma.[4] Thousands of colleagues and fans had expressed support for her. Boulat died in her sleep in Paris on 5 October 2007.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Obituary: Alexandra Boulat". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media Ltd. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  2. ^ Martin, Douglas. "Alexandra Boulat, War Photographer, Is Dead at 45". The New York Times. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  3. ^ Alexandra Boulat suffers brain aneurysm
  4. ^ Boulat remains in coma in Paris Archived 2007-08-25 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ French photojournalist Alexandra Boulat, known for her work in war zones, dies at 45 Archived 2007-10-18 at the Wayback Machine

External linksEdit

  • Boulat 's bio at VII Photo Agency
  • Obituary in The Guardian, 13 October 2007
  • Obituary in The Times, 9 October 2007
  • New York Times: Alexandra Boulat, War Photographer, Is Dead at 45
  • Time's Tribute - Photo Essay
  • Capturing Gaza's Hell - A multimedia presentation, narrated by Boulat