Award-winning photographer Lynsey Addario has joined Reportage by Getty Images.
A frequent contributor to TIME, Addario, 40, has covered conflicts in Iraq, Lebanon, Darfur and Congo, as well as Afghanistan, where she documented the April 2014 presidential elections for a TIME cover story.
“Lynsey is one of the most respected and accomplished photojournalists of her generation,” says Aidan Sullivan, Getty’s Vice President of Photo Assignments, in a prepared statement. “Her extraordinary thirst for knowledge, her ability to create compelling and visually stunning narratives, her passion, persistence and resilience are all part of what makes her the formidable journalist she is.”
Addario started her career as a freelancer for Associated Press in the late 1990s, photographing conflict and humanitarian issues. She first covered Afghanistan when she was just 26, and has since worked on most major 21st century conflicts. In 2004, while covering the Iraq war, she was abducted in a village outside of Falluja. Seven years later, Muammar Qaddafi loyalists in Libya detained her and colleagues Stephen Farrell, Tyler Hicks and Anthony Shadid for six days during which they were physically abused.