Featuring: Lynsey Addario and John Moore
Thursday, May 2nd | 7PM
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Join us as two celebrated photojournalists sit down for a powerful conversation about their work crossing the globe to report on humanitarian crises attributable to the ongoing war in Syria, and the effects of the immigration policies put in place at the U.S.-Mexico border by the Trump administration.
Over the past two decades, Lynsey Addario has photographed stories on war and social justice issues, such as the humanitarian crisis in Darfur and the civil uprising in Libya. Lynsey’s second book, Of Love and War, takes a broad look at issues including the long war in Afghanistan as well as the Syrian refugee crisis, which has displaced roughly half of the population of Syria.
John Moore has spent the last decade photographing issues of undocumented immigration to the United States from Central America and Mexico. Traveling the entire length of the U.S.–Mexico border, John has formed connections with members of the U.S. Border Patrol, asylum seekers fleeing violence, and migrants searching for economic opportunity, as he visually documents the current U.S. administration’s aggressive response to pursue, detain, and deport migrants. These stories and more are featured in John’s book, Undocumented (2018).
Moore’s June, 2018 image of a young asylum seeker crying as her mother was being apprehended by border patrol was recently named the 2019 World Press Photo of the Year.
We are thrilled to present this very special live event, an on-stage conversation between Lynsey and John about experiences from their careers in photojournalism and everything that’s behind the stunning visual images you see on the front-pages of world news. Also, be sure to check out their individual exhibitions, Of Love and War and Undocumented, showcased here at Photoville LA!
In 2015, American Photo Magazine named Lynsey as one of Five Most Influential Photographers of the Past 25 years, saying she changed the way we saw the world’s conflicts.
In 2009, Addario was awarded a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship for her “…dedication to demystifying foreign cultures and exposing the tragic consequences of human conflict…and providing a valuable historical record for future generations.”
She was part of The New York Times team to win the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for her photographs in ‘Talibanistan,’ published in The New York Times Magazine, and in 2015, she was nominated for an Emmy award for “The Displaced” a photographic series and virtual reality film documenting the lives of three children displaced by war and conflict in Syria, South Sudan, and Ukraine.
In 2016, the University of Wisconsin-Madison awarded her an honorary Doctoral degree in the Humanities for her professional accomplishments.
She recently released a New York Times best selling memoir, “It’s What I Do,” which chronicles her personal and professional life as a photojournalist coming of age in the post-9/11 world. It is her first book.
John Moore is a senior staff photographer and special correspondent for Getty Images. He has photographed in 65 countries on six continents and was posted internationally for 17 years, first to Nicaragua, then India, South Africa, Mexico, Egypt and Pakistan. He returned to the U.S. in 2008 and has since focused on immigration and border issues. Moore has won top awards throughout his career, including the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography, World Press Photo honors, the John Faber Award and the Robert Capa Gold Medal from the Overseas Press Club, Photographer of the Year from Pictures of the Year International, the NPPA and Sony World Photography Organization. Moore is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied Radio-Television-Film. He lives with his family in Stamford, Connecticut.