As a photojournalist, Lynsey Addario has chosen a profession that leads her directly into the midst war zones and humanitarian crises around the world, including Afghanistan, the Congo, Darfur, Iraq, Lebanon, Somalia, South Sudan, and Syria. She has been kidnapped twice: once for a day in Fallujah; another time she was held for a week in Libya. Both times she thought she would be killed. “I believe in these stories; I believe they have to be told. And so I force myself to go to these places. It's not an adrenaline rush and it's not an addiction,” Addario says.