Lynsey Addario: I was 12 years old, around 12. I could have been 11, I could have been 13. But I was at my father’s house in Connecticut and he had an old Nikon FG and I saw it. A client of his had given him the camera. I picked it up and asked what it was because I wasn’t really familiar with film cameras or any cameras. And he just gave it to me. Then I remember going out and I bought a book on how to photograph. Then I started just teaching myself. I would sit on my roof in Connecticut and try and photograph the moon, night after night. I was, of course, too terrified to approach people. So I photographed flowers and cemeteries and then never studied photography — when I went to the University of Wisconsin, I studied international relations and Italian — but I did a junior year in Italy, in Bologna. And there I really started photographing. One of the first things I did when I went there was look for a darkroom. I photographed — and I think, because I felt like anonymity could sort of protect me from my shyness, so I was able to shoot on the streets. It was the first time I really felt comfortable approaching people and kind of working on the streets.