Risk is inherent to the work of a conflict photographer. Many have paid the ultimate price. Joao Silva and a group of photojournalists known as the “Bang Bang Club” gained international notoriety for their work in the townships of Johannesburg in post-apartheid South Africa. While he survived many close calls, many of his colleagues did not. He escaped without serious physical injuries in South Africa, but his life radically changed in Afghanistan in 2011 when the world in front of his camera came crashing through the lens. Now a double amputee, husband, and father of two, Joao weighs his recovery and responsibility with his desire to get back into the field.