It’s what I do – new memoir by Photojournalist Lynsey Addario
Article in New York Times Sunday Book Review
Excerpt in NY Times magazine: “What Can a Pregnant Photojournalist Cover? Everything.”
Article and video at TIME light Box
“I would never think of myself as a role model,” says Lynsey Addario. The 41-year-old, twice-kidnapped, mother-of-one, award-winning photojournalist has released, this month, her first book: an autobiography of her life as a Connecticut-born photographer who has spent the last 15 years witnessing the true human cost of war, particularly for women across the world. [read more of the TIME piece and watch video]
The hook for the TIME article is “Meet the Photographer Who Found How to Balance a Life of Love and War ” – Although this inspired from the tag line of her memoir (exact wording: “A Photographer’s Life of Love and War” – would the focus on ‘Balance’ ever been used to describe a male photojournalist? Lyndsey Addario has published many brilliant statements on the gender bias in war journalism. (see this post in The NY Times Lens Blog.) Many more entries about her on the Lens blog as well.
Another good interview can be found on the Word and Film website: One Woman’s Wars: A Q&A with Photojournalist Lynsey Addario.
Needless to say, I will be buying and reading the book.
Basetrack: Conversation with Teru Kuwayama – Aperture Foundation NY
In 2010, after many years of covering the war in Afghanistan, freelance photojournalist Teru Kuwayama received an invitation to embed with the First Battalion of the Eighth Marine Regiment in Helmand Province. Although it was only the start of the counterinsurgency campaign, it was the tenth year of a long and costly war that carried on at a far remove of the daily lives of Americans in the United States. Along with four other photographers, Balazs Gardi, Tivadar Domaniczky, Omar Mullick, and Rita Leistner, Kuwayama decided to approach the embed differently, and started Basetrack, a social-media reporting project conceived to connect Marines and their families and to target the social network—friends, family, and online presence—surrounding the battalion. Most of the pictures were taken with mobile phones or inexpensive consumer-grade cameras and distributed through Basetrack’s WordPress website (being rebuilt), Flickr, and Facebook, the main Basetrack channel. [read conversation]
Basetrack vimeo channel
NY Times Lens Blog article on the project
Another article at Graffiti of War
>> And Teru Kuwayama is Facebook’s first Photo Community Liason.