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WCC Changemaker Speaker Series: Lynsey Addario
7:30 PM
Wachholz College Center
WCC Changemaker Speaker Series: Lynsey Addario Description:
It's What I Do: A Life of Love & War
By focusing on humanitarian and human-rights issues, Lynsey has built her career by capturing powerful images in dangerous environments. Since the war began in Ukraine, she has spent more than 6 months on the ground, on assignment for The New York Times. For her work there she won the prestigious Polk Award for Photojournalism and she has been nominated for her second Pulitzer. Despite death threats and multiple kidnappings, she continues walking towards danger and heartache so that we might be able to grasp the true human cost of conflict. Join the Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist as she chronicles her harrowing work and explains what drives her—despite having a family—to keep going back.

About Lynsey Addario
Lynsey Addario is an American photojournalist, who has been covering conflict, humanitarian crises, and women’s issues around the Middle East and Africa on assignment for The New York Times and National Geographic for more than two decades. Since September 11, 2001, Addario has covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Darfur, South Sudan, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Yemen, Syria, and ongoing war in Ukraine. In 2015, American Photo Magazine named Lynsey as one of five most influential photographers of the past 25 years, saying she changed the way we saw the world's conflicts. Addario is the recipient of numerous awards, including a MacArthur fellowship. She was part of the New York Times team to win a Pulitzer Prize for overseas reporting out of Afghanistan and Pakistan. And most recently, she won a Polk award for her Ukraine coverage in 2022. She has also won an Overseas Press Club's Olivier Rebbot Award, and two Emmy nominations. She holds three Honorary Doctorate Degrees for her professional accomplishments from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bates College in Maine, and University of York in England. In 2015, Addario wrote a New York Times Best selling memoir, "It's What I Do," which chronicles her personal and professional life as a photojournalist coming of age in the post-9/11 world. In 2018, she released her first solo collection of photography, “Of Love and War,” published by Penguin Press. A limited series is currently being written and produced by Paramount and Studio 101 on Addario’s life, based on “It’s What I Do.”
Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Wachholz College Center
Address: 795 Grandview Drive Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: 406-756-1400

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