Reportage by Getty Images today announced it has signed for exclusive representation, the MacArthur Foundation Genius recipient American photojournalist Lynsey Addario. A leader in her field, Addario has covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Darfur, and Congo, and shot features across the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa highlighting the human crisis of war to the world.
A regular contributor to The New York Times, National Geographic, and TIME, Addario covers conflict, humanitarian crises and stories addressing human rights abuses. Currently based in London, Addario is a self-taught photographer and began her professional career in 1996.
“I have admired Lynsey and her work for many years, so I am very pleased and proud to welcome her to the Getty Images family,” said Getty Images Co-founder and CEO Jonathan Klein. “Lynsey is a master storyteller and her poignant and powerful images command attention for the world’s most important stories, give voice to those far from the levers of power and exemplify the unrivalled power of images to influence public opinion and drive change.”
Addario commented, “The possibility to mobilise the international community to act on human suffering is what drives me every day as a photojournalist. Reportage by Getty Images shows a passion and commitment to this profession, to enabling and promoting our job as communicators, so it is with excitement that I look forward to our collaboration.”
Aidan Sullivan, Vice President, Photo Assignments, Getty Images added, “Lynsey is one of the most respected and accomplished photojournalists of her generation. She possesses all of the rare skills and qualities that this unique and elite group require to make them stand out above the rest. Her extraordinary thirst for knowledge, her ability to create compelling and visually stunning narratives, her passion, persistence and resilience are all part of what makes her the formidable journalist she is.
“I am immensely proud that Lynsey has chosen to work with us, her decision is further evidence of the commitment we at Getty Images have made towards supporting and representing photojournalism.”
Addario has received multiple awards for her work including the POYi Award 2011 for Issue Reporting Story-Magazine Editing (National Geographic), the OPC’s Olivier Rebbot Award 2010 for Veiled Rebellion: Afghan Women, and a joint Pulitzer Prize in 2009 for International Reporting for her work in Waziristan (Sept. 7, 2008).
Addario graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in International Relations and Italian and studied economics and political science at the University of Bologna in Italy. She is a graduate of the World Economic Forum Young Global leaders Class of 2013, a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship in 2009 and was awarded the Getty Images Grant for Editorial photography in 2008 for her work in Darfur.
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