VOMENA: March 11, 2015

Lynsey Addario: The Experience of a Female War Photojournalist

PhotojournalistIRAQADDARIO024-1 Lynsey Addario has spent the better part of the last fifteen  years in war zones, taking the photographs few are brave enough to capture. She has covered the effects of wars and natural disasters on civilians from Iraq to Libya to the Philippines.  She has been taken hostage twice while working on assignment. This year, she turned the lens around and released a memoir about her life and career titled It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War.

In our first segment, Lynsey Addario speaks to Malihe Razazan about her work and life as a female photojournalist. She is one of the recipients of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting, for her photographs in ‘Talibanistan’ (The Photo Society). You can see her work on her website (here). Photograph: Lynsey Addario, lindseyaddario.com

Sid Patel on the Stanford Student Senate Divestment Resolution

On February 17th the Stanford Student Senate passed a resolution by a super-majority of 10-4-1 urging the university to divest from companies “maintaining the illegal infrastructure of the Israeli occupation”.  Stanford is the latest of more than 20 universities nationwide to pass divestment resolutions.

Josh Wilner spoke with Sid Patel, a co-facilitator for Students for Justice in Palestine at Stanford University, about the specifics of this historic resolution and the development of the Palestinian justice movement at Stanford and universities across the country. You can read the resolution here

Additional Information

Read reviews and purchase It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War.

Lynsey Addario interview with Time Magazine

Stanford Out Of Occupied Palestine website

Information about the UAW BDS vote

BDS information

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