Witness: Lynsey Addario on the Syrian Border
“What really strikes home and conveys the urgency [of the situation] is the image of Syrians pouring out of Syria.”—Lynsey Addario
Photojournalist Lynsey Addario has covered conflict and humanitarian issues around the world, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Darfur, Congo, and South Sudan. A 2009 MacArthur Fellow, she is committed to documenting the issues that most affect women. She has twice been held captive while on assignment, both in Iraq in 2004 and Libya in 2011.
Addario traveled to five countries in 2013 to document the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis. Recently, she spoke to Proof about the dangers and difficulty of getting an elusive shot—photographing Syrians as they cross the border.
would drive up and down this main road outside of Reyhanli,