The Masters Series: Lynsey Addario at School of Visual Arts, Chelsea Gallery, September 2 – December 10, 2022
“This fall, School of Visual Arts (SVA) will honor Lynsey Addario, acclaimed war photographer, MacArthur Genius Grant and Pulitzer Prize recipient, with the 32nd annual Masters Series Award and Exhibition, originally planned for Fall 2020. Curated by Maya Benton and Perri Hofmann, ‘The Masters Series: Lynsey Addario’ will be a comprehensive retrospective of her fearless, two-decade journey documenting humanitarian issues around the globe.
Lynsey Addario’s work has taken her all over the world in her more than 20-year career beginning in 1996, including the frontlines of conflict in Afghanistan, capturing the harsh realities of American troops and Afghan civilians. She has documented major conflicts in Iraq, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Libya, Somalia, Syria, South Sudan, and most recently, Ukraine. Addario has brought a strong focus to women’s issues in her work, including gender-based violence and rape as a weapon of war.” — School of Visual Arts
“It is an incredible honor to be selected for the SVA Masters Series. At a time when truth is being disputed and journalism is under attack, the visibility SVA brings to the content and issues in my photographs helps highlight the importance of photography in fostering a better understanding of the world around us,” says Addario. “I hope the exhibition will give people a greater perspective beyond the borders of the United States. I hope the images are educational and insightful and provide historical context to wars and humanitarian crises of the past two decades.”