Lynsey Addario is a Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist who regularly works for The New York Times, National Geographic and Time Magazine.
Lynsey's career began at the Buenos Aires Herald in Argentina in 1996 and she soon began freelancing for the Associated Press in New York, where she worked for several years. She then moved to New Delhi, India to cover South Asia. In 2000, Lynsey traveled to Afghanistan to document life and oppression under the Taliban, and has since covered conflicts there and Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Darfur, South Sudan, and Congo. She photographs human rights issues in the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa, focusing on women’s issues.
Lynsey’s recent work includes an ongoing reportage on Syrian refugees around the region for The New York Times, ISIS’ push into Iraq, the civil war in South Sudan and maternal mortality in Sierra Leone.
Lynsey has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the MacArthur Fellowship, or 'Genius Grant' 2009 and Overseas Press Club's Oliver Rebbot award for her series 'Veiled Rebellion: Afghan Women.' She was part of the New York Times’ 2009 Pulitzer Prize winning team entry for International Reporting. In 2010 Lynsey was one of twenty women on Oprah Winfrey's Power List and one of Glamour Magazine’s 20 women of the year in 2011. 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 the author of 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. It is her first book.
Lynsey will be leading select Hidden Planet Expedition itineraries.