PDN reports that conflict photojournalist Alexandra Boulat (and member of the collective VII) suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm and was in a medically induced coma Friday, according to her agency.
Alexandra, who was in Israel working on assignments, is being treated at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem.
Frank Evers, managing director of VII, said those wishing to help should contact VII through its Los Angeles office: 920 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice, CA, 90291, or (310) 452-3600. Additional contact information is on the VII web site. Evers said VII will collect money to help with Boulat's medical expenses.
She spent years throughout the 1990s covering ethnic conflicts in Yugoslavia for Sipa. In 2001, she became one of the founding members of the VII cooperative. She has covered conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel and the Palestinian territories, and elsewhere. Alexandra was born in Paris in 1962 and is the daughter of Life staff photographer Pierre Boulat and Cosmos photo agency founder Annie Boulat.
May she recover quickly.
Update:( Information via Frank Evers): If anyone would like to help Alex and her family deal with the medical costs involved, contributions can be sent to VII Photo, 920 Abbott Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291. Please make the check out to VII Photo with the words “Alex Boulat Fund” in the memo. Contributions can also be sent to us via paypal to email@example.com (again, indicate that the money is for the Alex Boulat Fund).