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Lynsey Addario’s Afghan Women

Lynsey Addario

Proud Westporters know Lynsey Addario as a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times photographer.  Her haunting images from the world’s hot spots bring disaster, disease and deprivation into our comfortable homes.

Now she’s featured in National Geographic.

Elizabeth Rubin’s story in the December issue — “Veiled Rebellion” — is lavishly illustrated by the Staples grad.

The subhead reads:  “Afghan women suffer under the constraints of tribalism, poverty, and war.  Now they are starting to fight for a just life.”

Lynsey’s photos are intimate looks into seldom-seen sights:  two women on the side of a mountain, unaccompanied by a man.

Two women on an Afghan mountain. (Photo by Lynsey Addario for National Geographic)

A strong woman driving a car — her face, hair and arms in full view.

A young woman who set herself on fire, for reasons no one knows.

Last year, Lynsey won a $500,000 MacArthur “genius grant.”

Now National Geographic readers around the world know why.

(Lynsey’s next project:  a story from Iraq, also for National Geographic.)

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