American photojournalist and New York Times bestseller Lynsey Addario has defined her career on the battlefield, capturing incredible images from conflict zones around the world.

She recently sat down with VICE to talk about how her life as a photojournalist has resulted in her being kidnapped twice. The eight-minute interview also sees Addario talk about life, death and a number of other contemporary topics. It’s an inspiring interview that shares an inside look at the life, work and mind of a MacArthur Genius Grant recipient and someone whom Jennifer Lawrence will be playing as in her biopic.

You can find Lynsey Addario’s book and browse her extensive portfolio on her website.