Photojournalist Lynsey Addario has seen up close the results of repression and injustice. She also made the news last March when she and three other journalists were detained in Libya. Her work in Congo was produced as a fellow for Columbia College-Chicago’s Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media. For her fellowship, Lynsey was commissioned by the Institute to create portraits of survivors of gender-based violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Back in May, she stopped by the studio to discuss her career and work on the Institute’s travelling exhibition called Congo/Women Portraits of War.
Our discussion today with Lynsey is part of an ongoing collaboration between WBEZ and the Ellen Stone Belic Institute entitled: Gender, Human Rights, Leadership and Media. The Institute works closely developing projects with journalists, artists, human rights workers and activists across the world to investigate related global issues.