Lynsey Addario: ‘It’s What I Do’ — Why She Will Cover War Again

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If a woman wants to be a war photographer, she should. It’s important. Women offer a different perspective. We have access to women on a different level than men have, just as male photographers have a different relationship with the men they’re covering.In the Muslim world, most of my male colleagues can’t enter private homes. They can’t hang out with very conservative Muslim families. I have always been able to. It’s not easy to get the right to photograph in a house, but at least I have one foot in the door. I’ve always found it a great advantage, being a woman.


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  1. Say it Lynsey.

    Male authorship which excludes women, in this case with regards to reporting, is biased, incomplete and should be challenged on this basis.

    It is vital to have women reporters covering stories. Their views, observations and experiences will offer important facets of the story due to their specific subjectivity as women, just as men bring their subjectivity. As audiences, we must refuse to accept–the presumption based in patriarchy–that than male authority is natural, un-biased, and ‘the way it has to be’ while women’s perspectives are supplemental, subjective, and optional.