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Humanity, Dignity & Resilience in Photojournalism

Lynsey Addario, Kenna Klosterman

Humanity, Dignity & Resilience in Photojournalism

Lynsey Addario, Kenna Klosterman

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Our weekly audio podcast We Are Photographers brings you true stories from behind the lens and behind the lives of your favorite photographers, filmmakers, and creative industry game-changers. From their struggles to their wins, host Kenna Klosterman discovers the real human stories about why they do what they do.

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In this episode, Lynsey describes the challenges of photographing her recent stories about the impact of Covid-19 on assignment for the New York Times and National Geographic. Lynsey shares what she learned about herself creating her latest book “Of Love and War” and why she’s been drawn to cover injustices with several long-term projects. Hear about the influence of her family’s work ethic, from being a child of two hairdressers to her 107-year old Italian grandmother.


Lynsey Addario is an American photojournalist who has been covering conflict and humanitarian crises around the Middle East and Africa on assignment for The New York Times, National Geographic Magazine, and Time Magazine for over two decades. She has covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Darfur, South Sudan, Somalia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. In 2015, American Photo Magazine named Lynsey as one of the five most influential photographers of the past 25 years, saying she changed the way we saw the world's conflicts. She is a Nikon Ambassador and the recipient of numerous awards, including a MacArthur fellowship, a Pulitzer prize, and two Emmy nominations. In 2015, Lynsey wrote 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. In October 2018, she released her first solo collection of photography, “Of Love and War.”