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Endowed Lecture: “Leaving Your Comfort Zone” with Lynsey Addario
March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Photojournalist Lynsey Addario, who covers major conflict zones across the globe including the Middle East, South Asia, Haiti and Africa, will present an endowed lecture on Tuesday, March 22, at 7 p.m. virtually on Zoom. The event, “Leaving Your Comfort Zone: The Importance of Art,” is free and open to the public.
Addario was named one of 20 women on Oprah Winfrey’s Power List for her “Power of Bearing Witness” and one of Glamour magazine’s 20 Women of the Year in 2011.
In 2014, Addario was the official photographer for the Nobel Peace Center’s 10th peace prize exhibition, photographing winners Malala Yousefzai and Kailash Satyarthi at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway. In 2015, American Photo magazine named Addario one of five “most influential photographers” of the past 25 years for changing the way we see world conflict.
Most recently, she has covered the current Russia-Ukraine conflict, the coronavirus pandemic, the Syrian refugee crisis, the ISIS advance in Iraq, the civil war in South Sudan and the flow of African and Middle Eastern migrants into Sicily.
Addario has been the recipient of numerous international awards throughout her career, including a MacArthur Fellowship, or “Genius Grant,” in 2009, the Overseas Press Club’s Olivier Rebbot Award for her series “Veiled Rebellion: Afghan Women” and the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for her photographs in the New York Times Magazine’s “Talibanistan.”
This endowed lecture is sponsored by the W. Harold Row Symposium.