Lynsey Addario: Institute Fellow & Award-winning Photographer

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 @ 1:00pm

Event Info




Film Row Cinema, Columbia College

1104 S. Wabash Avenue, 8th floor





Join the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for a special evening presentation and discussion with Institute Fellow and award-winning photographer, Lynsey Addario, in conversation with Executive Director Jane M. Saks. As an Institute Fellow, Addario was commissioned to create portraits of women and girls who are survivors of gender-based violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo for the internationally traveling photography exhibition "Congo/Women Portraits of War," co-produced by the Institute and Art Works Projects. The exhibition premiered at Columbia College in February 2009 and is currently touring internationally through 2012 ( A MacArthur Fellow and recipient of a Pulitzer Prize for team reporting, Addario photographs for numerous publications, frequently focusing on human rights and women’s lives around the world. She is a member of the prestigious VII Network, and was recently named one of O Magazine’s “Power List of 2010.”

This will be Lynsey Addario’s first live public program in Chicago since she and three New York Times colleagues—Stephen Farrell, Tyler Hicks, and Anthony Shahid—were held captive in Libya for a week in March by Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi loyalists.

Lynsey Addario is an Institute Fellow, and award-winning American photojournalist based in Delhi, India, where she photographs for The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Newsweek, Time, and other publications. Addario has received numerous awards and distinctions, including a 2009 MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship and a 2009 Pulitzer Prize for team reporting for the feature “Talibanistan” in September 2008 for The New York Times. Addario won the Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography in 2008 for her work in Darfur, where she has been photographing for six consecutive years. She was the recipient of the Fuji Award in 2005 at Visa pour Limage for a photo essay on injured American soldiers in Balad, Iraq, the ICP Infinity Award in 2002 by the International Center of Photography, and the Soros Foundation 2004 Moving Walls exhibit featuring her work in Darfur. She was selected as one of 12 participants in the World Press Photos 11th Joop Swart Masterclass. Addario has also earned awards in the Pictures of the Year International contest and been featured in the American Photography Competition and Community Arts for several consecutive years.

In addition to her recent work covering revolutions in Libya, Bahrain, and Tunisia, Addario’s latest series include: “Sudan Referendum” (Newsweek, January 2011); “Afghan Women” (National Geographic, December 2010); "Maternal Mortality” (Time, December 2010); “New Arrivals Strain India’s Cities to Breaking Point” (New York Times, November 2010); “Why Egypt’s Outlawed Muslim Brotherhood Still Thrives” (Time, November 2010); and “For Female Marines, Tea Comes with Bullets (New York Times, October 2010). She has photographed several features in The New York Times Magazine, including: “Karzai in his Labyrinth” (August 2009); “Talibanistan in Pakistan’s North Western Frontier Province and the Tribal Areas” (September 2008, Pulitzer Prize for Team Reporting); “Battle Company and the War in Afghanistan” (February 2008). Addario received a BA at the University of Madison-Wisconsin, where she graduated with Honors.