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Lynsey Addario is a photojournalist based in Istanbul, Turkey where she freelances for The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Time, Newsweek, among others through her New York-based photo agency, Corbis.

Lynsey began photographing professionally in 1996—with no professional training or studies–for The Buenos Aires Herald in Argentina, where she worked for one year before returning to New York. In 1997, she began freelancing for the New York Daily News, Newsday, and eventually the Associated Press, where she became a consistent contributor for three years. Throughout her time in New York, Lynsey completed several overseas self-assignments, with Cuba as a focus.

In January 2000, Lynsey moved to India. While there she traveled from the main cities in India, dedicating most of her work in South Asia to the treatment of women in the developing world: women’s lives under the Taliban, homicidal burn victims in Pakistan, women trade in India. After spending two years based in Mexico City she she returned to South Asia, where she covered the war in Afghanistan and women’s education since the fall of the Taliban, and a myriad immigration, human-rights and social features in Mexico for a variety of publications including The New York Times.
In January 2003, Lynsey moved to Istanbul, Turkey, in order to situate herself closer to feature and news stories in the Middle East. In February, she traveled to Northern Iraq, where she spent six months covering Northern and Southern Iraq for The New York Times Magazine, Time, and The New York Times. She has recently been working on feature stories in Saudi Arabia.

In 2002, Lynsey was named the “Young Photographer” of the year by the International Center of Photography, one of the ‘Thirty Best Emerging Photographers’ by Photo District News Magazine, and was selected and participated along with eleven other photographers in World Press Masterclass in Amsterdam, in November 2003.