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Lynsey Addario’s Lens

A couple of days ago, the New York Times’ “Lens” blog — featuring photos, videos and back stories — featured Westport’s own Tyler Hicks.

Today the spotlight is on his former Staples classmate and current Times colleague Lynsey Addario.

Photo by Lynsey Addario/The New York Times

The MacArthur “genius grant” winner was in India when the Haiti earthquake hit.  Instead of documenting the immediate effects of that tragedy, she decided to wait a few weeks — then focus on the long-term effects, after other photographers left.

When Lynsey finally arrived in Haiti, she was surprised to find bodies still on the streets, and children still foraging for food and water.

Hoping for an uplifting scene, Lynsey found — and photographed — a woman giving birth in a tent camp.

Click here for the Times‘ take on Lynsey’s latest work — and what it means to her to create it.

Photo by Lynsey Addario/The New York Times

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