Lynsey Addario has lived an incredible life and endured many harrowing experiences through her work. This fascinating video interview features her discussing her life, work, and experiences.
VICE produced this excellent video featuring Lynsey Addario answering questions about her life and career. Addario is a 46-year-old photojournalist with an unbelievable resume, which includes a Getty Images grant, MacArthur Fellowship, Pulitzer Prize, Emmy Award, and an honorary doctorate, just to name a few. Her work frequently focuses on both war and human rights, with some of her most well-known being her coverage of women in religious societies and childbirth. Addario has been kidnapped twice in her career, but has continued to work in conflict zones. She is currently based in London and works for National Geographic, the New York Times, and other major publications. I was truly amazed by her story, as her work is both deep and powerful, but to hear just how much she has been through and how she has nonetheless produced astounding imagery and remained undeterred (and perhaps even further motivated) by the experiences is incredible. It is well worth taking the eight minutes to hear the interview; check out the video above for her story.