Alexandra Marvar is a New York-based writer and wrangler of media. She has worked as a web designer, editor, and multimedia journalist, covering cinema, music and musicians, hydropower controversy in southeastern Turkey, and tsunami tourism in Indonesia. Her interview subjects range from Audrey Tautou to Hal Hartley to Iggy Pop. She is associate producer on Tom Krueger's feature film YOU'RE IN CHARGE (Fall 2013), and currently working on her own short film about clowns in the Amazon, shot on site in Iquitos, Peru in the company of more than a hundred humanitarian clowns + Patch Adams.
Her writing and photography have been published by Vanity Fair online, Huffington Post, W, Jane, GOOD, NPR, and Time Out New York. She has given lectures on photography and photojournalism at City College of New York and the Savannah College of Art & Design, and taught a photography workshop at the Dream Project School, in Cabarete, Dominican Republic. She completed her undergraduate studies at Vassar College, and has since studied marketing and social media in special courses at Harvard, Columbia, and the Kellogg School of Management, fiction at the Gotham Writers Workshop, and French on the internet for like five minutes before giving up. Désolé. Pero hablo español.
Currently, Alex is based between Brooklyn and Elka Park, NY. She is one of the founders and organizers of the national arts organization O+ Festival, where artists, musicians and writers barter their contributions directly for medical and dental care from art-loving health care providers. In Fall 2013 she left her lead writer job at a tech start-up and signed on as "clown photographer" with Gesundheit! Institute to embark on shooting her first narrative short film.