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Photograph by Lynsey Addario

Photograph by Lynsey Addario

Our expedition photographers never cease to amaze me. Their way of seeing the world is as beautiful as it is insightful and eloquent. Ron Haviv and Lynsey Addario are two of the most respected and honored photographers in the world and both have recently published books. Ron's book,

Cover of "The Lost Rolls," by Ron Haviv

Cover of "The Lost Rolls," by Ron Haviv

"The Lost Rolls," came about when he decided to develop hundreds of rolls of film that were never processed or feared lost. His work has spanned decades of conflict, historic events, political campaigns and everyday life and together they take on a personal statement, often with the effects of age shown by film fogging, light leaks and other imperfections from an analog era. It is a volume of tremendous beauty and ingenuity. Moreover, it is a historical record filled with beauty and tinged with age by a photojournalist whose intellect is as apparent as his photographic talent. Having traveled and worked with Ron in various parts of the world I was always impressed by his foresight into seeing images that will have importance years, even decades from now. A unique and beautiful work that you can purchase here.

Cover of "It's What I Do," by Lynsey Addario

Cover of "It's What I Do," by Lynsey Addario

Lynsey's autobiographical account of her life since she became a photojournalist is a lyrical insight into the turmoil, joy, uncertainty, frustration and passion that has coursed through her during this period in her life. She has covered conflicts throughout the Middle East, Afghanistan and Africa for many years and has been awarded for her bravery and tenacious talent. Lynsey was one of the first photojournalists to document Taliban ruled Afghanistan, at a time when editors could care less about this part of central Asia, and this proves to be one of the most eye opening chapters in the book. The book takes us into Lynsey's personal life as well, her loves and losses, dealing with kidnappings, broken hearts and conflict. The life of a photojournalist is often romanticized, this book shows the realityof her profession. "It's What I Do," is a New York Times bestseller and you can pick up a copy here.

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Post by Michael Robinson Chávez