Photojournalist Joao Silva Wounded by Mine in Afghanistan
Joao Silva, a photographer for the New York Times, sustained severe injuries Saturday when a mine exploded directly underneath him. Silva lost parts of both of his legs and had several other injuries. He was airlifted from Afghanistan to a hospital in Germany where he is being treated.
Remarkably, Silva continued taking pictures after the land mine exploded until medics were able to reach him, which was seconds following the blast. He underwent emergency surgery in Afghanistan before being transfered to Germany.
Silva has worked for a number of important photo agencies and newspapers. He is an experienced war photographer with experience in Iraq as well as Afghanistan.