“When you're with him, you feel like he'd stand in front of a charging elephant for you.”David Guttenfelder, AP
“You're a legend - a gentle soul with a fierce eye and deft touch, capable of finding the heart in any and every horrific situation.”Patrick Witty, Time mag
“He is the only one with who you can walk in a street, where everything can happen, and to make you laughing. Big and pure soul.”Franco Pagetti, VII
“João is the most courageous, selfless, and commited photographer I've ever come across. I am one of literally thousands of people he's touched.”Ashley Gilbertson
“João set the standard that we try to follow. João, brother, be strong and get well soon, we're all with you and your family.”Guilad Kahn
This website was set up by João Silva's friends Leonie and Greg Marinovich. All proceeds will go to João.
Should João not need the funds raised through your generosity, he will donate to causes of his choice, and we will let you know about these.
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