We sit down with the award-winning photographer to chat about learning to say no and living with an unpredictable schedule.
It's a new year, which means more episodes of Women Who Travel are coming your way. In 2020, we're kicking things off with a new monthly series called "How I Became...," where we'll sit down with master travelers who spend most of their lives on the road doing things those of us at our desks on a daily basis never thought possible. First up? Women Who Travel advisory board member, award-winning photojournalist, and author Lynsey Addario. We chat with her about picking up her first camera, taking less than stellar shots on her tour of South America in her early twenties, and spending her decades-long career photographing women. Delving deeper, we talk about how travel can heal the trauma of photographing war, death, and more—and how it takes years to learn to say "no" to risk.
At the prestigious 2009 Awards Ceremony in Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, a number of prominent speakers shared their thoughts with an international audience. The first speaker, World Press Photo managing director Michiel Munneke lifted the veil on the World Press Photo Academy and announced that a comprehensive online archive of prize-winning photography will be launched later this year.
In a speech that followed, Executive Board chairman Pieter Broertjes spoke about the pressures threatening the integrity of the profession and the need to stay true to high standards in reporting.
At the conclusion of the ceremony, World Press Photo’s patron, HRH Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands, talked about the freedom of the press and about the importance of the work of photojournalists.