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The Photojournalist, The Vulture, and The Child

VultureThis famous photo was taken by Kevin Carter, a South African photojournalist during the Sudan famine in March 1993. The child in the picture is a little girl who’s trying to walk to her mother who was struggling to get food from humanitarian aid workers that brought them food. The little girl was so weak from starvation that she couldn’t walk without pausing to gather her strength and at the same time stalked by a vulture.

The photo was published in New York Times in March 1993. It became famous and won Kevin a pulitzer prize in 1994, and he became notorious. It seemed that the world was not ready to accept such provoking and horrifying image.

A few months later after collecting his Pulitzer, Carter committed suicide caused by depression.

 

References:

The Life and Death of Kevin Carter
The Bang Bang Club
 

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