I was moved by this short video from Wex about Giles Duley a fashion photographer for ten years, who turned to documentary photography.
In 2011, embedded with a military unit in Afghanistan, he stepped on a landmine. The explosion tore through him, costing him three of his limbs — only his right arm remains. After a lengthy recovery he now travels the world, taking pictures of people affected by war and documenting their daily lives
This is a talk Giles did for TED, it gives some background and explains his motivation to become the documentary photographer that became the award winning humanitarian photographer he is today.
When he was flown back from Afghanistan he was not expected to live, but in hospital in Birmingham, his sister remembers him mouthing “I am still a photographer”.