Lynsey Addario’s ‘It’s What I Do’ | The Miami Herald The Miami Herald

February 15, 2015 12:36 AM

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Lynsey Addario’s ‘It’s What I Do’ | The Miami Herald The Miami Herald

Photojournalists, particularly the ones who repeatedly cover war zones, have a reputation for being tough, fearless, sometimes cavalier and repeatedly lucky in a way that defies logic. So, it’s striking the number of times Lynsey Addario writes in her memoir, It’s What I Do, how often she was scared or had had enough of the misery she was assigned to cover.

It’s reassuring to know that Pulitzer Prize winners and people who win MacArthur “genius” grants have moments of vulnerability, too. Her ability to capture that vulnerability in her subjects, often in extreme circumstances, has propelled Addario to the top of her competitive field.

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