Books  |  Apr 24, 2015

Lynsey Addario and Malala Yousafzai among 50 ‘Women of Impact’

Award-winning war photographer Lynsey Addario and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai have been included on the New York Times list of 50 women who have shaped the world over the last year. 

Lynsey Addario is an acclaimed American photojournalist who regularly photographs for the New York Times, National Geographic, and Time magazine. Lynsey focuses on documenting conflict and humanitarian issues and is praised in the New York Times list for doing so ‘fearlessly and brilliantly’. In 2000, she travelled to Afghanistan under Taliban rule to document life and oppression under the regime. She has since covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Darfur, and Congo, and shoots features across the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa.

Lynsey's memoir It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War was published in the UK in March by Little, Brown. In the US and Canada it is published by Penguin. Addario’s account has been described as ‘unflinching’ (The Washington Post) and ‘a brutally real and unrelentingly raw memoir that is as inspiring as it is horrific’ (starred Kirkus Review).

Malala Yousafzai is a campaigner for the right to education and the author of the international bestseller I Am Malala. Her book has been translated into 40 languages and has sold well over a million copies since publication in 2013. The New York Times list recognises Malala’s continuing fight for ‘children’s rights and girls’ education across the globe’ while she pursues her own schooling.

The list of politicians, authors, campaigners and women from the world of entertainment also includes Amal Clooney, E. L. James, Taylor Swift and Katharine Viner, incoming editor-in-chief of The Guardian, among its 50-strong contingent.