Lynsey Addario

photojournalist, USA

Lynsey Addario Sam Taylor Johnson

Lynsey Addario is an American photojournalist who regularly works for The New York Times, National Geographic, and Time Magazine.

Since September 11, 2001, Addario has covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Darfur, South Sudan, and Congo. She photographs feature stories on humanitarian and human rights issues across the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa with a specific focus on women’s issues.

In 2015, American Photo Magazine named Lynsey as one of five most influential photographers of the past 25 years, saying she changed the way we saw the world's conflicts.

In 2009, Addario was awarded a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, and was part of the New York Times team to win the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for her photographs in ‘Talibanistan,’ published in the New York Times Magazine, and in 2016, the University of Wisconsin-Madison awarded her an honorary Doctoral degree in the Humanities in 2016 for her professional accomplishments.

She recently released a New York Times Best selling memoir, "It's What I Do," which chronicles her personal and professional life as a photojournalist coming of age in the post-9/11 world. It is her first book.

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