Westport photographers Lynsey Addario and Tyler Hicks, and 2 fellow New York Times journalists, appeared on the “Today Show” this morning.
Looking subdued, they discussed the intense gunfight and split-second decisions that ended in captivity earlier this month in Libya.
Tyler Hicks (3rd from left), Lynsey Addario (4th from left)
Tyler described a “hail of gunfire.” They were fired upon by both sides — the opposition, and Gaddafi loyalists.
Lynsey said her greatest fear was being taken away from her colleagues, because she was a woman.
All 4 spent much of their time blindfolded. Every time the quartet changed hands, Lynsey was groped.
Those assaults — and the rifle-beating of the men — were ways their captors “showed their power over us,” Lynsey said.
The scariest part of captivity, she added, was “the clanking of the cell opening.” Every time that happened, “we didn’t know what they were going to do.”
(To watch the 5-minute interview, click here.)