Lynsey Addario talks about being a war photographer and how it got her kidnapped… twice
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.
John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.