Of love and war book
In Love and War by Liz TrenowBut in my experience, a tough image turns people away, and I want to do the opposite. In her new book, Of Love and War, the photographer, who has won a MacArthur genius grant and the Pulitzer Prize, looks back on her long career to find some of the most beautiful images she has taken out of conflict and human struggle. Born in Connecticut, she has been living mainly outside of the United States since she was in her 20s. In an interview with Vanity Fair, she shared some of her stories about working in some of the most challenging places in the world. Why did you start with those images? In , Addario followed three Syrian refugees through pregnancy and childbirth for Time magazine, including Taimaa Abazli, pictured here with her 4-month-old daughter. Lynsey Addario: There were two options for where I would start the book.
Lynsey Addario Is More Than a War Photographer
But, of course, it is not. At least not in the normal way we use the word. Addario is a conflict photographer. Her subjects are war and grief. And so there is death in this book. Death and violence and despair on nearly every page.
Look Inside. Oct 23, ISBN Her subjects include the lives of female members of the military, as well as the trauma and abuse inflicted on women in male-dominated societies; American soldiers rescuing comrades in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan, and Libyan opposition troops trading fire in Benghazi. Interspersed between her commanding and arresting images are personal journal entries and letters, as well as revelatory essays from esteemed writers such as Dexter Filkins, Suzy Hansen, and Lydia Polgreen. With chapters chronicling Afghanistan under Taliban rule, the refugee crisis and women in the military, the volume is a testament to the endurance of humanity…There is no disputing the impact of this revelatory collection.
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Lynsey Addario was just finding her way as a photographer when September 11th changed the world. One of the few photojournalists with experience in Afghanistan, she gets the call to return and cover the American invasion. She makes a decision she would often find herself making—not to stay home, not to lead a quiet or predictable life, but to risk her life, to set out across the world, and to make a name for herself. Photography becomes a way for her to travel with a purpose—a singular ambition that shapes and drives her. Refusing to turn down career-defining assignments, she puts romance and family on hold.