Lynsey Addario
[Photographer, b. 1973, Norwalk, Connecticut, lives in Islington, England.]

 When I was behind a camera, it was the only place in the world I wanted to be. 
 I choose to live in peace and witness war—to experience the worst in people but to remember the beauty. 
 I found that the camera was a comforting companion. It opened up new worlds, and gave me access to people’s most intimate moments. 
 I became fascinated by the notion of dispelling stereotypes or misconceptions through photography, of presenting the counterintuitive. 
 Photography has shaped the way I look at the world; it has taught me to look beyond myself and capture the world outside.