This installment of ICP Projected features work by 2017 ICP Spotlights honoree Lynsey Addario, Pulitzer Prize–winning photographer and New York Times best-selling author.
During the day, Addario’s work can be viewed on monitors inside the ICP Museum and during evening hours, images are literally “projected” onto the windows of the ICP Museum; they can be viewed from the sidewalk outside the Museum and are most visible after sunset.
ICP Spotlights is an annual benefit luncheon honoring women in visual arts working in photography and film. This year’s event, to be held November 7, will feature an informative and inspiring conversation between Addario and award-winning journalist Katie Couric.
About the Artist
Lynsey Addario is an American photojournalist who regularly works for the New York Times, National Geographic, and Time Magazine. Since September 2001, Addario has covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Darfur, South Sudan, and Congo. She photographs feature stories on humanitarian and human rights issues across the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa with a specific focus on women’s issues. In 2015, American Photo named Addario as one of five most influential photographers of the past 25 years, saying she changed the way we saw the world's conflicts.
In 2009, Addario was awarded a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship for her “…dedication to demystifying foreign cultures and exposing the tragic consequences of human conflict…and providing a valuable historical record for future generations.” She was part of the New York Times team to win the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for her photographs in “Talibanistan,” published in the New York Times Magazine, and in 2016, the University of Wisconsin at Madison awarded her an honorary doctoral degree in the humanities for her professional accomplishments.
Addario is the author of It’s What I Do, a New York Times best-selling memoir that chronicles her personal and professional life as a photojournalist coming of age in the post-9/11 world.