Tuesday, November 7, 2017
11:30 AM Reception and Silent Auction
12 PM Luncheon and Program
583 Park Avenue, New York City
This year, we are proud to recognize Pulitzer Prize–winning photographer and New York Times best-selling author Lynsey Addario.
Proceeds from Spotlights benefit ICP’s education and exhibition programs.
About the Honoree
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.
ICP Spotlights Co-Chairs
Peggy Anderson, Debby Hymowitz
ICP Spotlights 2016 (November): Laurie Simmons
ICP Spotlights 2016 (January): Lauren Greenfield
ICP Spotlights 2015: Carrie Mae Weems
ICP Spotlights 2014: Shirin Neshat
ICP Spotlights 2013: Fashion Photography
ICP Spotlights 2012: Creating a Better World