Being a war photographer is a tough gig. Very tough. I’m not talking from personal experience, of course, but I have been good friends with a couple. I know it’s definitely not the kind of photography gig I’m cut out for or would want to do. But for folks like American photojournalist, Lynsey Addario, covering combat is just another day in the office.
In this interview with Vice, Lynsey opens up about her life as a photojournalist, and how it caused her to be kidnapped. Twice.
Not many people are kidnapped twice in conflict zones, awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant and have Jennifer Lawrence playing them in their biopic…But, nobody else is Lynsey Addario. We sit down with the photographer and New York Times bestseller, well known for covering some of the toughest contemporary topics, to talk life, death and journalistic truth in a time of Trump.
It’s an inspiring interview, covering a lot of different topics in her life and work. Lynsey’s covered conflicts and stories in Afghanistan, Iraq, Darfur, Republic of the Congo, Haiti and more. It definitely takes a special kind of person to do what she does.