ALEXANDRA BOULAT, 45
French photojournalist Alexandra Boulat, whose photographs from Iraq, Afghanistan and the former Yugoslavia gave the world an intimate look at life in conflict zones, died Friday in a Paris hospital, her photo agency said.
Ms. Boulat, the daughter of celebrated Life magazine photographer Pierre Boulat, suffered an aneurysm in late June and had been in a coma since then, according to her mother, Annie Boulat, the founder of the France-based Cosmos photo agency.
Ms. Boulat, whose photos often focused on war's innocent victims, particularly children, started her career with the Sipa Press agency before she co-founded the VII photo agency in 2001.
She covered the wars in the former Yugoslavia and Iraq and reported on the fall of the Taliban in Afghanistan. She had lived in the West Bank city of Ramallah for the past two years, most recently covering the rise of the Islamic militant group Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
Other projects explored the condition of women in the Muslim world and a series on French designer Yves Saint Laurent. Her photographs have been published in magazines including Time, Newsweek and National Geographic.