Award-winning photojournalist shares her wartime, hostage experiences

Before her University Lectures talk, Lynsey Addario talked with The NewsHouse about working in some of the world's most dangerous places.

One of the most admired wartime photographers in modern history shared her experiences from the frontline while visiting SU's campus Tuesday to speak as part of the University Lectures series.

Lynsey Addario's work documenting life under the Taliban regime and conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Darfur, South Sudan and Congo has been published in The New York Times, National Geographic and TIME. Among her many accolades are a MacArthur Fellowship, Pulitzer Prize and several photography honors.

Notably in March 2011, Addario and three other New York Times journalists went missing in Libya. The Libyan government released them after five days during which Addario said she was threatened and groped by members of the Libyan Army.

Steven Spielberg is planning to make a film about Addario's bestselling memoir, It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War, with Jennifer Lawrence slated to star.

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