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Dillon Lecture to Host Pulitzer Prize Winning Photojournalist Lynsey Addario Tuesday

Hutchinson, Kan. – Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario will be the final speaker of the 2022 Ray and Stella Dillon Lecture Series at Hutchinson Community College. Addario will appear on Tuesday, November 1 at 10:30 a.m. in the Hutchinson Sports Arena.  The lecture is open to the public.  Cost to attend the lecture is only $10, with students admitted free.

Addario covers major conflict zones across the globe, including the Middle East, South Asia, Haiti, and Africa. A Pulitzer Prize winner, she is a regular contributor to National Geographic, The New York Times, and TIME magazine. In 2015, American Photo Magazine named Lynsey one of five “Most Influential Photographers” of the past 25 years for changing the way we see world conflict. Most recently, she has covered the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Syrian refugee crisis, the ISIS advance in Iraq, the civil war in South Sudan, the flow of African and Middle Eastern migrants into Sicily and, most recently, the war in Ukraine.

Addario began her photography career in 1996 with no formal training or studies. She freelanced for the Associated Press in New York for several years before moving to New Delhi, India to work in South Asia. In 2000, Addario first traveled to Afghanistan to document life and oppression under Taliban rule. She returned to Afghanistan numerous times before 9/11, and then covered conflicts in Iraq, Lebanon, Darfur, Congo, and Libya, where she was among the four New York Times journalists kidnapped in 2011.

Tickets to the lecture are available now at www.hutchcc.edu/dls and will be available beginning at 9:45 am the day of the lecture at the Hutchinson Sports Arena.

Addario will appear at a press conference for members of the media prior to her lecture.  The press conference is scheduled at 9:45 a.m. on November 1 in the Media Interview Room of the Hutchinson Sports Arena.

2022 is the 41st season for the Dillon Lecture Series on the HutchCC Campus.  For more information on the Dillon Lecture Series, or to become a patron, call Robin Woodworth at 620-665-3505 or visit the college website at www.hutchcc.edu/dls.