Taking photographs of an armed group of people is a dangerous profession and many war photographers have been killed while on the line of duty. Some photographers have this love and compassion in their soul that they wish to use the power of pictures to change the world into a more sensible and considerate place for all to live in.
Lynsey Addario’s memoir, “It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War,” relates how she wants the fruits of her labor to be used to highlight the plight of innocent people, particularly the women, caught in an armed conflict. The poignant images is hoped to be able to help the unconcerned world audience and policy makers to view war as the abysmal of all human evils.
Now, Steven Spielberg will be helping to bring her work of love and compassion to a higher level on Hollywood screens. Starring Jennifer Lawrence in the lead role, the bidding for the screen adaptation of Addario’s war memoir was wrapped up barely a month after it was published, according to Times.
“I wanted [to work with] people with integrity like Warner’s and Andrew Lazar, people who will honor my vision and honor the passion that I brought to my work and bring that to their work,” Addario tells TIME.
“It’s really about integrity, passion and being true to the issues that I cover. I feel a huge pressure to be successful in communicating their trauma. It means so much to me because people respond to Hollywood in a way that journalists can’t always access.”