Join us as two celebrated Photojournalists sit down for a conversation about their impactful work traversing the globe from the current humanitarian crises in Syria to U.S. Mexico immigrant crossings during the Trump administration.
Location: Annenberg Space for Photography
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!
Lynsey Addario is an American photojournalist who regularly works for The New York Times, National Geographic, and TIME Magazine. Since September 11, 2001, Addario has covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Darfur, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. She photographs feature stories on humanitarian and human rights issues across the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa with a specific focus on women’s issues.
In 2015, American Photo Magazine named Lynsey 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. In April 2019 he was honored with the World Press Photo of the Year in Amsterdam for his iconic image Crying Girl on the Border.
Moore joined Getty Images in 2005, after more than a dozen years photographing internationally for the Associated Press. He has worked in 65 countries on six continents, and was posted internationally for 17 years: first to Nicaragua, then India, South Africa, Mexico, Egypt, and Pakistan. After returning to live in the United States, he began a decade-long project on immigration and border security issues.
In 2018, powerHouse Books published his book Undocumented: Immigration and the Militarization of the United States-Mexico Border. His comprehensive and nuanced approach, puts a human face on all sides of one of the most hotly-debated topics in America today.
Moore has won top awards throughout his career, including the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography, six World Press Photo honors, the Robert Capa Gold Medal from the Overseas Press Club, Photographer of the Year from Pictures of the Year International (POYi), 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.
United Photo Industries (UPI) is a New York based nonprofit organization that works to promote a wider understanding of, and increased access to, the art of photography.
Since its founding in 2011, UPI has rapidly solidified its position in the public art landscape by continuing to showcase thought-provoking, challenging, and exceptional photography from across the globe. In its first seven years, UPI has presented the work of more than 2,500 visual artists in gallery exhibitions and public art installations worldwide.