It's what I do : a photographer's life of love and war

by Addario, Lynsey,

Format: Print Book 2015.
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"A brutally real and unrelentingly raw memoir."-- Kirkus (starred review)

War photographer Lynsey Addario's memoir It's What I Do is the story of how the relentless pursuit of truth, in virtually every major theater of war in the twenty-first century, has shaped her life. What she does, with clarity, beauty, and candor, is to document, often in their most extreme moments, the complex lives of others. It's her work, but it's much more than that: it's her singular calling.

Lynsey Addario was just finding her way as a young photographer when September 11 changed the world. One of the few photojournalists with experience in Afghanistan, she gets the call to return and cover the American invasion. She makes a decision she would often find herself making--not to stay home, not to lead a quiet or predictable life, but to set out across the world, face the chaos of crisis, and make a name for herself.

Addario finds a way to travel with a purpose. She photographs the Afghan people before and after the Taliban reign, the civilian casualties and misunderstood insurgents of the Iraq War, as well as the burned villages and countless dead in Darfur. She exposes a culture of violence against women in the Congo and tells the riveting story of her headline-making kidnapping by pro-Qaddafi forces in the Libyan civil war.

Addario takes bravery for granted but she is not fearless. She uses her fear and it creates empathy; it is that feeling, that empathy, that is essential to her work. We see this clearly on display as she interviews rape victims in the Congo, or photographs a fallen soldier with whom she had been embedded in Iraq, or documents the tragic lives of starving Somali children. Lynsey takes us there and we begin to understand how getting to the hard truth trumps fear.

As a woman photojournalist determined to be taken as seriously as her male peers, Addario fights her way into a boys' club of a profession. Rather than choose between her personal life and her career, Addario learns to strike a necessary balance. In the man who will become her husband, she finds at last a real love to complement her work, not take away from it, and as a new mother, she gains an all the more intensely personal understanding of the fragility of life.

Watching uprisings unfold and people fight to the death for their freedom, Addario understands she is documenting not only news but also the fate of society. It's What I Do is more than just a snapshot of life on the front lines; it is witness to the human cost of war.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Prizewinning photographer Addario has written a page-turner of a memoir describing her war coverage and why and how she fell into and stayed in such a dangerous job. Being an educated woman working in such places as the Congo, Darfur, and Afghanistan brings many trials, yet Addario still feels privileged, having the ability to walk away from hardships others must stay and face. Throughout, she describes how her friends and coworkers, heading into the storms of battles, genocides, and more, bravely seek to show the rest of the world what is truly happening, as only the visual image sometimes can. Death is rampant in the world of war photojournalism, for both the subjects and those covering the stories, and Addario thoughtfully considers and justifies her choices; even motherhood slows her down but slightly. After all, this extraordinary profession though exhilarating and frightening, it feels more like a commitment, a responsibility, a calling is what she does, and the many photographs scattered throughout this riveting book prove that she does it magnificently.--Kinney, Eloise Copyright 2014 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Addario, a photojournalist, documentary photographer, MacArthur Genius Grant recipient, and part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team for work on a magazine story about the Taliban, presents a highly readable and thoroughly engaging memoir of her experiences around world, documenting and filing photographs in hostile areas for some of the U.S.'s most well-known publications including the New York Times, National Geographic, Time magazine. She touches on aspects of her childhood and upbringing in Connecticut, but focuses mainly on her professional career and development as a photojournalist in the post-9/11 world. She describes her experiences in Afghanistan, India, Iraq, Pakistan, Sudan, and elsewhere-including being kidnapped three weeks into the Libyan uprising of 2011. Addario astutely addresses the difficulties of being a woman in a "brutally competitive," overwhelmingly male profession. She also articulates the passion that compels her and others to continue this difficult and dangerous work, while shedding light on the logistics, risks, and other considerations involved in documenting world events for newspapers and magazines. Addario's memoir brilliantly succeeds not only as a personal and professional narrative but also as an illuminating homage to photojournalism's role in documenting suffering and injustice, and its potential to influence public opinion and official policy. Photos. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Addario, Lynsey.
War photographers -- United States -- Biography.
Women photographers -- United States -- Biography.
War photography -- 20th century.
Publisher New York :2015.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 357 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
ISBN 9781594205378
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