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, until 2000. In 2001 she co-founded VII photo agency.
Her main focus is social issues and her extensive reportages include the independence of the Baltic states, child trafficking in Romania, racism in Germany, the Iraqi people under the embargo, the conflict in Bosnia, ethnic tension in Kosovo and the war against terrorism in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Other assignments include country portraits on Taiwan and Indonesia.
She works regularly for National Geographic Magazine, Paris-Match and Time magazine on various news and feature stories.
Eisenstadt Award 1999, Columbia University and Life magazine
Infinity Award, International Center of Photography 1999 , New York, USA
Visa d’Or 1998, Perpignan, France
Paris-Match magazine award 1998
Anger Festival 1996, France
Harry Chapin Media Awards prize 1994, USA
Visa Pour l’Image, Perpignan, France, 1996
Eclats de Guerre, SYL 2002
Selected Group Books
Rethink, de-Mo 2004
War by VII, de-Mo 2003