REMEMBERING ALEXANDRA BOULAT
My old boss and friend, National Geographic senior photo editor Kurt Mutchler, has a wonderful remembrance of Alexandra Boulat, a fine photographer who covered conflict all over the globe before dying of a brain aneurysm in 2007 at the age of 45.
In the Geographic’s photography blog, Proof, Mutchler offers up a fine piece about Alexandra Boulat with some of her most compelling work. Boulat was in Iraq before the fall of Saddam Hussein and covered the ensuing conflict. Check it out.
The Geographic calls Proof their ‘new online photography experience’ :
“It was launched to engage ongoing conversations about photography, art, and journalism. In addition to featuring selections from the magazine and other publications, books, and galleries, this site will offer new avenues for our audience to get a behind-the-scenes look at the National Geographic storytelling process. We view this as a work in progress and welcome feedback as the site evolves. We can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
It’s great to see National Geographic start to really embrace a genuine blog format with some of their material. I’m looking forward to watching and seeing how this grows on their website. What do you think? Is this a new direction for the grand old photo lady? Or is this just some slick marketing glossing over the old Kodachrome approach?
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