A Night With Pulitzer Prize Winning Lynsey Addario

Talk Monday 19th November 2018, 7:00 PM
FULLY BOOKED
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Join photojournalist Lynsey Addario in conversation with Fiona Shields as she showcases her latest work in her collection Of Love and War.

Lynsey Addario has captured audiences with her disarming and compelling photographs and her uncanny ability to personalise even the most remote corners of our world. In OF LOVE AND WAR, the Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist returns with a stunning collection of more than two hundred of her photographs from across the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa from the last twenty years. In her distinctively dramatic style, Addario documents families living in Afghanistan under the Taliban; the stark truths of sub-Saharan Africa; the daily reality of women in the Middle East; U.S. military units on the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan; the faces and bodies of the refugee crisis; and much more.

Through Addario’s eyes we bear witness to the human cost of war in gripping, full-colour photographs and in the form of field notes, personal letters and emails Addario has written over the years. The book also features revelatory essays from esteemed writers such as Dexter Filkins, Aryn Baker, and Lydia Polgreen, and public figures such as Christy Turlington. OF LOVE & WAR is a compelling statement about the world, and all its inescapable chaos and conflict, from one of the most brilliant and influential journalists working today in any medium.

 

Fiona Shields

Fiona Shields is Head of Photography for the Guardian News and Media Group For over twenty years,Fiona has been picture editing across a range of newspaper titles and was picture editor of the Guardian for the last nine before taking up her role Throughout her career she has been involved in the coverage of some of the most historic news stories of our time. Fiona has judged the Sony World Photography Awards, the UK Picture Editors Guild Awards, the Renaissance Photography Prize to name a few. Last year she was a a nominator for the Prix Pictet and joined the jury of The Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize.