#C2C18: Spotlight on Speakers: Lynsey Addario

Lynsey Addario has been photographing humanitarian crises around the world for over twenty years. A photojournalist by trade, she has worked for The New York Times, National Geographic, and Time Magazine. Most recently, she published a New York Times Bestselling book, “It’s What I Do”, which chronicles her personal and professional life as a photojournalist in a post-9/11 world.

In the mid-1990s, Addario moved from New York to New Delhi, India to cover life in South Asia, and began documenting women’s rights in traditional and oppressive cultures. From here, she traveled to Afghanistan three times to collect images and stories of the lives of women under Taliban rule. After 9/11, she covered stories in many countries including Libya, Syria, Somalia, and Congo. American Photo Magazine named Addario one of the five most influential photographers of the past 25 years in 2015, and said “[she] changed the way we saw the world’s conflicts.”

We are so lucky to have Addario joining us at #C2C18! Come hear her speak on with CNN commentator John Avlon and author and former Marien Elliot Ackerman in their talk, “Chronicling Conflict,” on Friday, November 9, at 6 p.m.  Tickets are on sale now.