08.02.2016 - Lynsey Addario

Lynsey Addario is our guest on the 8th of February. Rosan Hollak will interview her (in English) about her memoires It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War.

Lynsey Addario was just finding her way as a photographer when September 11th took place. 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 risk her life, to set out across the world, and to make a name for herself.
It’s What I Do gives an impressive view of life at the front and is a testimony of the price of war.
As a woman photojournalist determined to be taken as seriously as her male peers, Addario fights her way into a boy’s club of a profession, eventually earning widespread recognition, a MacArthur Genius Grant, and a Pulitzer Prize. Refusing to turn down career-defining assignments, she puts romance and family on hold. Yet the sadness and injustice she encounters as as a conflict reporter give her a new vision for her own life, and the more she sees of the world, the greater her desires for love and family grow.
It’s What I Do is also the story of how Addario met her husband and father to their child, and how as a war correspondent and a mother, she learned to live her life in two different—though hardly separate—worlds.
‘A remarkable journalistic achievement… that crystalizes the last 10 years of global war and strife while candidly portraying the intimate life of a female photojournalist. Told with unflinching candor [Addario] brings an incredible sense of humanity to all the battlefields of her life. A brutally real and unrelentingly raw memoir that is as inspiring as it is horrific. ‘ – Kirkus 
The Dutch translation of It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War will be published by publishing house De Arbeiderspers in January as Dit is wat ik doe: fotograferen in tijden van liefde en oorlog. In a translation by Wim Scherpenisse.
After the interview you can purchase the book and can it signed by the author at the stand of our booksellers Van Stockum.