Photojournalist Lynsey Addario : "One of my goals as a photographer is to motivate people to act"
Warning: Graphic content & upsetting scenes
As her autobiography 'It's what I do' reaches the New York Times bestseller list, photojournalist Lynsey Addario reflects on experiences from her career photographing conflict around the globe, and those images that have resonated with her the most.
"One of my goals as a photographer is to motivate people to act"
About the photographer:
Lynsey Addario is an American photojournalist based in London, UK, who regularly photographs for The New York Times, National Geographic, and Time Magazine.
Lynsey 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.
Lynsey’s recent bodies of work include 'Veiled Rebellion', a photo essay exploring the lives of women in Afghanistan for National Geographic in 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.
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