Worth a listen: Lynsey Addario interviewed on Fresh Air

It's What I Do - by Lynsey Addario
It’s What I Do – by Lynsey Addario

Photojournalist Lynsey Addario was interviewed last week by Terry Gross on WHYY/NPR’s Fresh Air for the release of her memoir, It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War (at right). The interview is wide-ranging, but specifically address Addario’s experience being kidnapped with three other photographers in Libya in 2011. I wrote about that kidnapping and their release previously. You can listen to the interview in the above embedded player or at NPR’s website.

Fresh Air doesn’t often feature interviews with photographers, but last year, they spoke with Tyler Hicks about his Pulitzer-winning coverage of the Nairobi shopping mall attack. That post has links to a few other photographer interviews from the show over the years.

Make sure you also read the New York Times Magazine’s recent piece by Addario about working while pregnant, it’s an adaptation of parts of her book. The Lens blog also featured Addario and other photojournalists last year in a piece about balancing parenting with the life of a photojournalist.

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