Photographer Joao Silva severely injured by Afgan Landmine

October 26, 2010 · 1 comment

in Documentary,News

This past weekend, renowned South African photographer, Joao Silva, was severely wounded when he stood on a landmine in Afghanistan. He has been transferred to Germany for medical care, and is reported to be in a stable condition.

Bill Keller, executive editor of The New York Times, explained that Joao continued to shoot pictures throughout his ordeal.

The internationally celebrated war photographer has won several awards for his photography, and has photographed wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, South Africa and the Middle East. With Greg Marinovich, he is the co-author of “The Bang-Bang Club” – a chronicle of a group of four photojournalists famous for covering the political violence in South Africa during the 1990’s.

Story Taxi have set up a fund to handle tax-deductible donations, and created a photo-licensing plan to help generate money for the Silva family while Joao will be recuperating. Story Taxi is a registered non-profit organisation.

Image by Michael Kamber

Image by Jerome Delay

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Julian October 31, 2010 at 4:15 pm

Wow, I can’t believe his persistence to keep shooting.

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