Info: Awards & Education



OVERSEAS PRESS CLUB OF AMERICA/ The Olivier Rebbot Award 2010. Best photographic reporting from abroad in magazines or books for "Veiled Rebellion: Afghan Women" published in National Geographic Magazine. 

World Economic Forum Young Global leaders Class of 2013 

POYi Awards 2011 - Issue Reporting Story-Magazine Editing (National Geographic) 

Feature Photography Award Citation 2010. Best feature photography published in any medium on an international theme for "Dying to Give Birth: One Woman's Tale of Maternal Mortality (in Sierra Leone)" published in TIME Magazine. 

MacARTHUR FELLOW 2010/ The MacArthur Program awards the 2010 Fellowship for photographic essays on Afghanistan and Iraq depict the underlying realities of war: the pain, confusion, and exhilaration of being a soldier; the daily struggles for civilians, especially children, living in a war zone; and the lives of Taliban leaders. As well as Addario’s work is capturing the lives of women in male-dominated societies.  

PULITZER PRIZE, 2009/ Awarded the Pulitzer Prize as part of the New York Times team for International Reporting. Her photographic work was part of the New York Times coverage of the war in Afghanistan for the magazine cover article Talibanistan, Sept 7, 2008. 

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MAGAZINE EDITORS/ Finalist for 2011 National Magazine Awards for News and Documentary Photography 

--National Geographic/Veiled Rebellion 

--TIME/Perils of Pregnancy: One Woman's Tale of Dying to Give Birth 

Newsweek named Lynsey Addario as one of 150 Women Who Shake the World in March 2011 issue. 


-- Main Prize - Finalist 2010 for her work on women/self-immolation in Afghanistan/New York Times 

-- Main Prize - Commended 2010 for her work on women/healthcare system in Sierra Leone/TIME 

GETTY IMAGES GRANT FOR EDITORIAL PHOTOGRAPHY 2008, for continuing work in Darfur, Sudan 

HONORARY FELLOW OF THE COLUMBIA COLLEGE OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS/ Awarded a fellowship to document a photo essay and accompanying interviews with victims of sexual assault in the Democratic Republic of Congo 


Perpignan, France: Chosen by Fuji as the young photographer to exhibit photographs and present a slideshow at Visa pour L’Image for a photographic essay on injured American soldiers in Balad,  

WORLD PRESS MASTERCLASS/Amsterdam: Selected as one of the 12 participants in the World Press Masterclass, created a body of work for the project, and exhibited it along with 11 other students at the Amsterdam Photography Museum, FOAM. 

AMERICAN PHOTO ANNUAL/2003, 2004, 2005: Selected photo essays and singles appeared from Iraq, Mexico, and Pakistan for the annual ‘Best of…’ photo book.  


INFINITY AWARD/International Center of Photography: Young Photographer of the Year, 2002, New York City 

PDN’S THIRTY/Named one of the thirty best emerging photographers in the world by Photo District News Magazine in their March 2002 issue 

PICTURES OF THE YEAR (POY)/Magazine Division, News Picture Story, Third Place, "Bombs Hit Istanbul 

Synagogue and British Consulate,” for The New York Times, 2004 

Award of Excellence, ‘Midnight Mass,’ Cuba, December 1999.  


B.A., 1995, International Relations & Italian: Honors and Distinction  


1993-94: Economics and Political Science studies 

LANGUAGES:English, Spanish, & Italian.