Lynsey Addario - Life of Love and War

A Photographer’s Life of Love and War

  • Lynsey Addario, Photojournalist

Why would anyone willingly plunge headfirst into the war-torn areas of Afghanistan, Darfur, or Libya? For photojournalist Lynsey Addario, the short, simple answer is also the title of her memoir: It’s What I Do. In focusing on humanitarian and human-rights issues, Lynsey has built her career on capturing powerful images in dangerous environments around the world. Despite death threats and kidnappings, she continues photographing pivotal subjects for National Geographic, the New York Times, and Time. Join the Pulitzer Prize–winning photojournalist as she chronicles her harrowing work and explains what drives her—despite having a family—to keep going back.

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Lynsey Addario, Photojournalist

This MacArthur Fellow won the Pulitzer Prize along with a team of New York Times journalists for their coverage of the war in Afghanistan in 2009.

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Addario was one of four New York Times journalists captured and kidnapped in 2001, while covering the war in Libya.
In 2015, American Photo magazine named Addario "One of the five most influential photographers of the past 25 years," for changing the way we see world conflict.
MacArthur Fellow
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