Lynsey Addario, PhotojournalistA Photographer's Life of Love and War
Lynsey Addario, Photojournalist
Roy Thomson Hall presents
Why would anyone willingly plunge headfirst into the war-torn areas of Afghanistan, Darfur, or Libya? For photojournalist Lynsey Addario, the short, simple answer is also the title of her memoir: It’s What I Do. In focusing on humanitarian and human-rights issues, Lynsey has built her career on capturing powerful images in dangerous environments around the world. Despite death threats and kidnappings, she continues photographing pivotal subjects for National Geographic, the New York Times, and Time. Join the Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist as she chronicles her harrowing work and explains what drives her—despite having a family—to keep going back.
Immediately following the presentation, host of CBC’s The National, Adrienne Arsenault will be joining Addario for an intimate and exclusive one on one interview.
Emmy Award-winning journalist Adrienne Arsenault has been a senior correspondent for CBC’s The National since 1999, deployed to the biggest breaking news stories and investigative stories in Canada and around the world.
Arsenault's assignments have included disasters, conflicts, politics, sports and human dramas. She won a 2015 International Emmy for her work covering the Ebola crisis. She has covered the Olympics in Sydney, Salt Lake, Beijing, Sochi, and Rio as well as the World Cup in South Africa. Her investigative work on security has seen her cross Canada and pursue terror stories across the globe. Arsenault began her career at CBC in 1991, as an editorial assistant for The National. Over the years since, her postings have included Vancouver, Washington, Jerusalem and London.
The National, the flagship nightly newscast of CBC News.