What It’s Like to Be a Female War Photographer

Journalists, including New York Times photographers Tyler Hicks (right in glasses) and Lynsey Addario (far left), run for cover during a bombing run by Libyan government planes at a checkpoint near the oil refinery of Ras Lanuf March 11, 2011. Hicks and Addario, along with NYT correspondents Stephen Farrell and Anthony Shadid, are missing since falling behind the lines of Muammar Gaddafi's advancing forces two days ago, the NYT announced on Wednesday. Picture taken March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Paul Conroy (LIBYA - Tags: CONFLICT CIVIL UNREST MEDIA IMAGES OF THE DAY) Photo: ? STR New / Reuters

The Times' Lynsey Addario, who was recently detained for several days by pro-government forces in Libya, talks about her experiences — and defends her choice to enter terrain that is often viewed as hostile to women. Definitely worth a read. [Lens/NYT]