A Pulitzer-Prize winning photojournalist who has covered every major conflict and humanitarian crisis of the past 15 years will speak at Iowa State University.
Lynsey Addario will present "It’s What I Do" at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Her public talk is free and part of the university’s World Affairs series.
Addario works regularly for The New York Times, National Geographic and Time Magazine. She has covered wars and refugees in Iraq, Syria, Darfur, South Sudan, Somalia and Libya, where she was one of four journalists held captive by the Libyan Army. In 2015, American Photo Magazine named Addario one of the five most influential photographers of the past 25 years, writing that she "changed the way we saw the world’s conflicts."
Addario’s presentation is co-sponsored by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, global resource systems program, International Student Council, international studies program, University Library, and World Affairs and the Committee on Lectures, which are funded by Student Government.