The Art of Saving a Life

Frank Viva is one of 30 artists participating in a project commissioned by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Art of Saving a Life is a collection of art and stories intended to draw attention to the fact that one in five children today do not have access to the life-saving vaccines they need. Frank captures a rare event known as “Days of Tranquility” when warring parties call a temporary truce during a conflict to allow humanitarian assistance into communities.

“I was drawn to the subject matter because of the term ‘Days of Tranquility’. It is at once poetic and idealistic – and underscores the hopeful truth that humanity and tolerance can shine through even during the ugliest of times.” 
– Frank Viva