Fund Established for Injured Photog Joao Silva and Family

Since  the news went out that photographer Joao Silva had been severely wounded when he stepped on a mine in Afghanistan on Saturday, colleagues have sent messages of support to Silva’s Facebook page and The New York Times, where Silva is on contract.  Photographer Greg Marinovich says he and other friends of Silva’s have been “inundated with requests by people who would like to support Joao.”  They have now set up a fund to handle tax-deductible donations, and created a photo-licensing plan to generate money for Silva’s family while he is not working.

Direct donations can be made using a PayPal link on storytaxi.com, a Web site run by the non-profit Hekaya Digital Storytelling.
Marinovich has also established an online gallery on PhotoShelter where people can license some of Silva’s images and photos that Marinovich has taken of Silva over the years. All money generated by licenses or print sales will go directly to Silva’s family. The photo gallery can be found here: gregmarinovich.photoshelter.com/gallery/G0000Cuha60N01gI

Though The New York Times is covering Silva’s medical expenses, Marinovich notes on the Story Taxi web site: “The financial stability of a freelance journalist is always a precarious one.” He adds, “Should Joao later feel that your generosity would be welcomed elsewhere, we will donate the funds to a charity of his choice.”

Related story:
Photographer Joao Silva Wounded in Afghanistan

7 Responses to “Fund Established for Injured Photog Joao Silva and Family”

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  2. Micel Schnehage Says:

    Hi Joao, spoke to Greg who told me you are strong and doing well under the circumstances. You are in my prayers. Get better soon.

    Micel Schnehage

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  4. Manuel de Almeida Says:

    Olá João. espero que estejas a recuperar bem, dentro das circuntãncias. Um abraço sentido que não é, de certeza, só meu mas, dos fotojornalistas em geral. Recupera de frente, à frente e sempre em frente. força!

  5. Time Says:

    Interesting things. Thanks.

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  7. David Brabyn Says:

    A new website was launched today (8 Nov. 2010) to sell Joao’s prints and collect donations:

    http://joaosilva.photoshelter.com/