National Geographic Live: A Photographer's Life of Love and War

Why would anyone willingly plunge headfirst into the war-torn areas of Afghanistan, Darfur or Libya? For photojournalist Lynsey Addario, the short, simple answer is also the title of her memoir: It’s What I Do. In focusing on humanitarian and human rights issues, Lynsey has built her career on capturing powerful images in dangerous environments around the world. Despite death threats and kidnappings, she continues photographing pivotal subjects for National Geographic, The New York Times and Time. Join the Pulitzer Prize‐winning photojournalist as she chronicles her harrowing work and explains what drives her — despite having a family — to keep going back.

Please Note: This presentation contains graphic images suitable only for mature audiences.

This event is presented by the Seattle Symphony.

National Geographic

Dates and Tickets

  • 23 Oct (Sun) 2016 2:00PM
  • 24 Oct (Mon) 2016 7:30PM
  • 25 Oct (Tue) 2016 7:30PM

Running time

2 hours

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance


S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall


Lynsey Addario

Lynsey began photographing professionally for the Buenos Aires Herald in Argentina in 1996 with no previous photographic training or studies. She photographs features and breaking news focused on humanitarian and human rights issues across the Middle East, South Asia and Africa.