Lynsey Addario

Photojournalist

Lynsey Addario is an award-winning American photojournalist. She began taking photographs professionally in 1996, for the Buenos Aires Herald. In 2000, she travelled to Afghanistan to document life under the Taliban and she has since covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Darfur, South Sudan and Congo. She has been kidnapped twice, in Iraq in 2004 and Libya in 2011.

Her recent work includes reportage of Syrian refugees for the New York Times and maternal mortality in Sierra Leone for Time. Her best-selling memoir, It’s What I Do, which chronicles her life as a photojournalist in the post-9/11 world, is due to become a Steven Spielberg movie starring Jennifer Lawrence.