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Alexandra Boulat, one of the founding members of the VII photo agency, died Friday the 5th of October, 2007 in a Paris hospital. She was 45. Boulat suffered a brain aneurysm last June while living in Jerusalem, Israel. She was later transferred to Paris. She never regained consciousness.

Boulat was one of the most talented photographers of her generation. Her complete biography can be found on the website of the VII agency,

which she helped to found in 2001. Prior to that she worked with the SIPA agency for 10 years. Shooting for Time, Newsweek, National Geographic, and Paris Match, she covered complex and often dangerous stories around the globe, including the conflict in Kosovo and the war in Iraq. Recently she had worked on an extended project on women in the middle east.

An update from VII and info on funeral arrangements and a foundation to honor Alexandra’s legacy after the jump…