Why it pays to work the fringes : Columbia Journalism Review



Why it pays to work the fringes

Photojournalist Lynsey Addario’s intimate account of

via Columbia Journalism Review: http://www.cjr.org/review/lynsey_addario_syria.php

t’s What I Do is a story of guts, professional ambition, and personal growth that will be familiar to a generation of journalists who came of age on the battlefields of America’s war on terror after the attacks of September 11, 2001. It is also the story of a woman making her way in a man’s world, whether she’s fending off men grabbing her ass while shooting on the streets of Pakistan, or being told by a male correspondent that her being a woman will interfere with their access to a prominent Afghan leader they’ve been assigned to profile. (Addario quickly finds her way to the warlord’s mansion, and is busy shooting when her colleague shows up.)