Lynsey Addario to Deliver Gruber Lecture on March 27

photograph of Lynsey Addario

Lynsey Addario, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist who has covered major conflict zones around the world, will deliver the 2023 Gruber Distinguished Lecture in Global Justice.

Her talk, titled “Of Love and War,” will take place on March 27, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. in Sterling Law Building Room 127. The event is open to the Yale community and requires registration by emailing

A photojournalist since 1996, Addario is a regular contributor to National Geographic, The New York Times, and Time. She has covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, South Sudan, Somalia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, among many other countries. Addario received the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting, which recognized her New York Times photographic essay “Talibanistan.” In 2015, American Photo magazine named Addario one of five “Most Influential Photographers” of the past 25 years. Addario’s work has garnered numerous other international awards, including the Overseas Press Club’s Olivier Rebbot Award. Addario was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, popularly known as a “Genius Grant,” in 2009.

In recent years, Addario has covered Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the experiences of refugees who have sought asylum in Europe. Addario released her New York Times bestselling memoir, It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War, in 2016. Her 2018 book Of Love & War features 200 of her photographs, documenting the devastating consequences of human conflict.

Addario received a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She holds honorary doctorate degrees from Bates College and York University (England), as well as her alma mater.

The Gruber Distinguished Lecture in Global Justice and the Gruber Distinguished Lecture in Women’s Rights feature speakers whose exceptional achievements have served the causes of global justice and women’s rights. To learn more about previous Gruber lectures, visit the program’s webpage.