Lynsey Addario

Via London, United Kingdom

Lynsey Addario is a photojournalist who covers conflict abroad for The New York Times, Time Magazine and National Geographic. She has documented humanitarian issues everywhere from Sierra Leone to Afghanistan. Her recent bodies of work include "Veiled Rebellion," a photo essay exploring the lives of women in Afghanistan for National Geographic's December 2010 issue, "Maternal Mortality in Sierra Leone" for Time Magazine, "Talibanistan," and "Battle Company is Out There," documenting both sides of the war in Afghanistan and the Taliban in Pakistan for The New York Times Magazine.

Addario began photographing professionally in 1996—with no professional photographic training or studies—and started photographing conflict and humanitarian issues. In 2000, she traveled to Afghanistan under Taliban rule to document life and oppression under the Taliban. She has since covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Darfur, and Congo, and shoots features across the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa.

Addario has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the MacArthur Fellowship, or "Genius Grant" in 2009; Overseas Press Club's Oliver Rebbot award for "Best photographic reporting from abroad in magazines and books" for her series "Veiled Rebellion: Afghan Women." She was part of the New York Times team to win the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for her photographs in "Talibanistan," Sept 7, 2008. In 2010 Lynsey was named one of 20 women on Oprah Winfrey's Power List, 2010, for her "Power of Bearing Witness." Addario won the Getty Images Grant for Editorial photography in 2008 for her work in Darfur, where she photographed for six consecutive years. She has also been the recipient of the Fuji Award in 2005 at Visa, The ICP Infinity Award in 2002, and numerous awards in the Pictures of the Year International contest. Addario's work has been featured in the American Photography competition and Communication Arts for several consecutive years.


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