written by john lewis

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Who wants to be a war photographer?

War photographers, a Guardian feature, including João Silva:

I’d been in Afghanistan for a month when I stepped on the landmine. I was the third man in line, and as I put my foot down, I heard a metallic click and I was thrown in the air. I knew exactly what had happened.

…I knew my legs had gone, so I called my wife on the satellite phone and told her not to worry.

Imagine picking up that call.

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