João Silva, 44, a South African photographer on contract with The New York Times, stepped on the mine while accompanying American soldiers patrolling an area near the town of Arghandab in southern Afghanistan on October 23rd, 2010. Despite immediate help from medics, both his legs were lost below the knees. He is now recovering at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, DC.

Friends have set up a new website to sell his prints and raise funds for him:

Please consider helping him. He is one of the major conflict photojournalists of our time, a husband and a father.

For all his work past, present and future let him know you’re thinking of him.