November 7, 2023
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photojournalist
Lynsey Addario is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer who has covered every major conflict and humanitarian crisis of her generation. She spent most of 2022 on assignment in Ukraine for The New York Times, where she continues to document the atrocities of war. Prior to Ukraine, she has documented conflicts and war in Afghanistan, Iraq, Darfur, Libya, Syria, Lebanon, South Sudan, Somalia, and Congo. Her New York Times bestselling memoir, It’s What I Do, chronicles her personal and professional life as a photojournalist coming of age in the post-9/11 world, including the story of her own kidnapping, along with three other New York Times journalists, by Moammar Gadhafi’s soldiers in Libya in March 2011.
Addario is a regular contributor to The New York Times, National Geographic, and TIME magazine. For her unparalleled coverage, she has earned nearly every major award in photojournalism, from the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting and the Overseas Press Club’s Olivier Rebbot award for “Best Photographic Reporting from Abroad.” Addario has also been awarded a MacArthur Fellowship—aka “Genius” grant—to support her work, and has been nominated for an Emmy Award for her contributions to “The Displaced,” a series examining the lives of three refugee children displaced by war in Syria, Ukraine, and South Sudan. In early 2022, Pictures of the Year International named Addario “International Photographer of the Year.” Prior to Ukraine, Addario spent three years documenting Paralympian athlete Marieke Vervoort’s highly publicized battle for her right to die, in a New York Times feature story. She also regularly covers the worldwide refugee crisis and maternal mortality in the developing world.