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Lynsey AddarioLynsey began photographing professionally for the Buenos Aires Herald in Argentina1996 with no previous photographic training or studies. She eventually began freelancing for the AP in New York, before moving abroad to New Delhi, India to cover South Asia. In 2000, Addario first traveled to Afghanistan under Taliban rule to document life and oppression under the Taliban, and has since covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Darfur, and Congo. She photographs features and breaking news focused on humanitarian and human rights issues across the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa. In 2015, American Photo Magazine named Lynsey as one of five most influential photographers of the past 25 years, saying she changed the way we saw the world's conflicts. Lynsey’s recent bodies of work include an ongoing reportage on Syrian refugees for The New York Times, ISIS’ push into Iraq, the civil war in South Sudan, and African and Middle Eastern migrants arriving on Sicily's shores. Addario was the official photographer for the Nobel Peace Center's 10th peace prize exhibition, photographing 2014 winners Malala Yousefzai and Kailash Satyarthi for an exhibition at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway. Lynsey has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the MacArthur Fellowship, or ‘Genius Grant’ 2009; Overseas Press Club's award for 'Best photographic reporting from abroad in magazines and books' for her series ‘Veiled Rebellion: Afghan Women’. She was part of the New York Times team to win the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting, for her photographs in ‘Talibanistan’. In 2010 Lynsey was named one of 20 women on Oprah Winfrey's Power List, for her Power of Bearing Witness, and one of Glamour Magazine’s 20 women of the year in 2011. In 2014, Lynsey was included as one of eleven renowned women photographers in the National Geographic Women of Vision exhibition and photography book. Lynsey is married with one son. It's What I Do is her first book.
Keegan-Michael KeyAs an award-winning actor, writer, and creator, Keegan-Michael Key has become one of the most creative and in-demand faces in Hollywood. With his extraordinarily diverse skill set and wide-ranging talent in both comedy and drama, Key redefines what it means to be a chameleon and multi-hyphenate in the worlds of film, television, and theater. Key is the co-creator and co-star of Comedy Central’s “Key & Peele” with Jordan Peele. For his work on the show, Key was nominated for five 2015 Emmy Awards including “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy” and “Outstanding Variety Sketch Series.” The show won a 2014 Peabody Award and an American Comedy Award for “Best Alternative Comedy Series.” The show has become a TV and viral sensation, with four Emmy® nominations and over 700 million online hits. The series concluded its five season run in September 2015. In film, Key recently completed production on Peter Atencio’s Keanu, in which he stars and also co-produced. Warner Bros. will release the film on April 22, 2016. Key also recently completed production on Mike Birbiglia’s Don’t Think Twice opposite Gillian Jacobs. Key is currently in production on John Hamburg’s Why Him? opening in November 2016. Key, along with Peele, is currently developing Substitute Teacher for Paramount. The duo is also working on New Line’s Police Academy, in which they will both star and produce. Key was most recently seen in Vacation, Pitch Perfect 2, Horrible Bosses 2 and Let’s Be Cops. On television, Key has recurred on the Emmy-winning FX series “Fargo,” USA’s “Playing House,” Adult Swim’s “Children’s Hospital,” and NBC’s “Parks & Rec.” Key was named among TIME magazine’s “Most Influential People of 2014” and ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY’s “Entertainers of the Year of 2012.” Key is a veteran of Detroit and Chicago’s The Second City Theater. He received his Master of Fine Arts in Theater from Pennsylvania State University. He currently resides in Los Angeles.
Jared LetoJared Leto is an actor, musician and director. His two decades of work as an actor have encompassed a host of intense and transformative performances. Leto’s recent performance as the transgender AIDS patient ‘Rayon’ in Jean-Marc Vallée’s Dallas Buyers Club brought him his first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He is next starring in the DC Comics / Warner Bros film, Suicide Squad. Leto’s other performances have included his portrayals in Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream; Steve James’ Prefontaine, as real-life athlete Steve Prefontaine; J.P. Schaefer’s Chapter 27; David Fincher’s Fight Club and Panic Room; Mary Harron’s American Psycho; Andrew Niccol’s Lord of War; Oliver Stone’s Alexander; Todd Robinson’s Lonely Hearts; James Mangold’s Girl, Interrupted; Terrence Malick’s The Thin Red Line; and Jaco Van Dormael’s Mr. Nobody. He was honored with a Gotham Independent Film Award for his documentary feature Artifact, which he produced with Emma Ludbrook. Leto directed Artifact under the pseudonym Bartholomew Cubbins. Also under that name, he directs music videos for the multi-platinum-selling rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars. He is the lead vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter for the band, which comprises Leto, his brother Shannon Leto, and Tomo Milicevic. Thirty Seconds to Mars has released four studio records, including 2013’s Love Lust Faith + Dreams. Among their rock radio hits have been the songs “The Kill”, “Kings and Queens,” and most recently, “City of Angels”. Thirty Seconds to Mars has sold over 5 million albums worldwide and their music videos have received more than 300 million views on YouTube. In addition to his career as an award-winning actor and musician, Jared is also a successful tech investor. He’s invested in startups like Nest, Uber, Airbnb and Spotify, and he operates his own streaming video-platform, called Vyrt, as well as a social- and digital-media marketing outfit called The Hive.