Lynsey Addario is an American photojournalist who regularly works for The New York Times, National Geographic, and Time Magazine. Lynsey began photographing professionally for the Buenos Aires Herald in 1996 with no previous photographic training. In 2000, she traveled to Afghanistan to document life under the Taliban, and has since covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Darfur, South Sudan, and Congo. In 2015, American Photo Magazine named Lynsey one of the five most influential photographers of the past 25 years. She has received the MacArthur Fellowship and the Overseas Press Club's Olivier Rebbot award for her series, “Veiled Rebellion: Afghan Women.”
Lynsey’s recent work includes reportages on Syrian refugees for The New York Times, the ISIS push into Iraq, the civil war in South Sudan, and maternal mortality in Sierra Leone for Time. She released a New York Times best-selling memoir, It's What I Do, which chronicles her life as a photojournalist coming of age in the post-9/11 world.