Lynsey Addario is an American photojournalist based in New Delhi, India. She was born in 1973, and began photographing professionally in 1996 for The Buenos Aires Herald in Argentina, with no professional training.She freelanced for the
Associated Press for three years in New York before moving abroad again to cover
South Asia, including Afghanistan under Taliban rule. Since 2001, Addario has
freelanced for the daily New York Times, National Geographic, and TIME while living in Mexico, Iraq, Turkey, and India, covering feature stories worldwide, in addition to conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Darfur, Lebanon, and Congo.
Addario has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the MacArthur
Fellowship, 2009. In 2010, she was named one of 20 women on Oprah Winfrey's Power List, 2010, for her “Power of Bearing Witness.” Addario was part of the NYT team to win the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting, for her photographs “Talibanistan,” Sept. 7, 2008. She won the Getty Images Grant for Editorial
photography in 2008 to continue her work in Darfur. In 2008, Addario was named a Fellow at the Columbia College of Women in the Arts in Chicago to document a photo essay and accompanying interviews with victims of sexual assault in the Democratic Republic of Congo; she was the recipient of the Fuji Award in 2005 at Visa pour
L’Image for a photo essay on injured American soldiers in Balad, Iraq, The ICP Infinity Award in 2002 by the International Center of Photography, the Soros Foundation 2004, Moving Walls exhibit featuring work her in Darfur, and was selected as one of the 12 participants in the in World Press Photo’s 11th Joop Swart Masterclass. Lynsey has also earned awards in the Pictures of the Year International
contest, has been featured in the American Photography competition and Communication Arts for several consecutive years.