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E.N. Thompson Forum: Of Love & War: Stories of Tragedy & Resilience

Lynsey Addario

7:00 pm–8:00 pm
Lied Center for Performing Arts
301 N 12th St
Lincoln NE 68508
Additional Info: LIED
Target Audiences:
E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues, (402) 472-6990,
Lynsey Addario is an American photojournalist who regularly photographs for The New York Times, National Geographic, and TIME magazine. Focusing on humanitarian and human rights issues, Addario’s recent bodies of work include an ongoing reportage on Syrian refugees, ISIS’ push into Iraq, the civil war in South Sudan, and African and Middle Eastern migrants arriving on Sicily’s shores. In 2009, Addario received a MacArthur Fellowship and a Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. Her memoir, It’s What I Do, chronicles her personal and professional life as a photojournalist coming of age in the post-9/11 world.

In this presentation, Addario presents a stunning and personally curated selection of her work from conflict zones across the world. Her powerful and disarming style reveals the major threats to human rights, from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and life in Afghanistan under the Taliban to the stark truth of sub-Saharan Africa and the daily reality of women in the Middle East, to name a few. Addario’s stories and images illustrate the immense human capacity for tragedy and suffering, but also for hope and resilience.

Event Co-Sponsors:
College of Journalism and Mass Communications
Forsythe Family Program on Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs
Global Affairs

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