Framework

Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia

Oct, 31, 2006: Marine Sgt. Jesse E. Leach drags Lance Cpl. Juan Valdez to safety moments after Valdez was shot by a sniper during a joint patrol with the Iraqi army. Valdez was shot in the arm and the right side but survived.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joao Silva

Aug. 22, 2004: A militiaman loyal to Shiite cleric Muqtada Sadr fires toward U.S. positions.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joao Silva

April 24, 2010: A soldier is photographed during a night mission.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joao Silva

2004: Iraqis bathe in the Tigris River.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joao Silva

Feb. 18, 2004: A Marsh Arab guides his canoe through Kirmashiya Marsh in southern Iraq.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joao Silva

Feb. 11, 2005: An Iraqi Shiite man talks to another through a hole in a cloth screen outside a mosque in Sadr City, a predominantly Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad, during Friday prayers. Holes are cut into the cloth screen to allow wind through.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joao Silva

June 29, 2005: Prison inmates sleep on the floor, packed so tightly that they turn only when a designated prisoner wakes them to do so en masse.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joao Silva

Feb. 18, 2004: An Iraqi Marsh Arab releases his livestock at dawn to graze.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joao Silva

More galleries on Framework

return to gallery

Sale organized to aid wounded war photographer João Silva

Pictures in the News | January 13, 2015

Tuesday's Pictures in the News begins in Paris, where cartoonist Renald Luzier, a.k.a. Luz, displays the latest issue of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, six days after a...   View Post»

   

Sale organized to aid wounded war photographer João Silva

Pictures in the News | January 12, 2015

Monday's Pictures in the News begins back in France, where hundreds of thousands of people on Sunday honored the 17 victims killed in three days of terror last week, which...   View Post»

   

Sale organized to aid wounded war photographer João Silva

Pictures in the News | Sept. 18, 2014

Thursday's Pictures in the News begins in Southern California, where Los Angeles Angels players celebrate with fans after clinching the American League West title -- their first...   View Post»

   

Sale organized to aid wounded war photographer João Silva

Pictures in the News | August 27, 2014

Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Southern California, where huge ocean swells generated by Hurricane Marie battered the coast, producing eye-popping waves for the...   View Post»

   

Sale organized to aid wounded war photographer João Silva

Pictures in the News | April 9, 2014

Wednesday's Pictures in the News starts at Dodger Stadium, where the Dodgers took on the Detroit Tigers. Nairobi, Kenya: Men use buckets of water go fight a fire burning in...   View Post»

   

Sale organized to aid wounded war photographer João Silva

Pictures in the News | November 5, 2012

Monday's Pictures in the News begins in the presidential battleground state of Ohio, where a voter fills out a paper ballot during the final day of early voting in Lancaster. On...   View Post»

   

Sale organized to aid wounded war photographer João Silva

Pictures in the News | June 26, 2012

In Tuesday's Pictures in the News: A steamroller crushes bottles of liquor during a ceremony to mark International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, in Karachi,...   View Post»

   

Sale organized to aid wounded war photographer João Silva

Space shuttle Enterprise lands in New York after Manhattan flyover

The space shuttle Enterprise, affixed atop a specially modified Boeing 747, took to the skies from Dulles International Airport near Washington on Friday on its final flight,...   View Post»

   

The Illumination at Mission San Juan Bautista

The Illumination at Mission San Juan Bautista

Once a year, just after dawn on the day of the winter solstice, people gather at Mission San Juan Bautista to see an “illumination,” a brief, breathtaking interval when a...   View Post»

   

Cemetery groundskeepers

Cemetery grounds keepers

As members of the grounds and interment crews at Mountain View Cemetery, Willie Roberts and Sammy Treto put care into providing a beautiful resting place for people's deceased...   View Post»

Sale organized to aid wounded war photographer João Silva

Friends of photojournalist João Silva have set up a website to sell his photographs and accept donations with proceeds to benefit him and his family. Silva lost both of his legs below the knees when he stepped on a land mine while accompanying U.S. troops in Afghanistan on Oct. 23 while on assignment for the New York Times

He is recovering in intensive care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. The New York Times is assisting his family and taking responsibility for treatment and care.  Any unneeded funds will be donated to a charity chosen by Silva.

“Spending time with João, Viv and the staff at the hospital, it dawned on me how close to death he has been,” wrote longtime friend and photographer Greg Marinovich on the site. “João is overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and affection from friends and strangers around the world.”

Above is a selection of the photographs available. To see more, buy or donate, visit his PhotoShelter page.

Photo: New York Times contract photographer Joao Silva while on assignment in Madagascar. Credit: Jerome Delay / Associated Press

No comments yet

Add a comment or a question.

If you are under 13 years of age you may read this message board, but you may not participate. Here are the full legal terms you agree to by using this comment form.

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until they've been approved.

Required

Required, will not be published