This picture, taken by South African photojournalist Kevin Carter in Sudan, shows a girl on her knees,
bent at the waist with her forehead resting on the dirt, till she continues her way to a feeding station.
A vulture nearby is waiting for her to die.
Nobody knows what happened to the child. It is said though, that Carter helped it somehow, by chasing the vulture away.
The famous picture, Carter was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography on May 23, 1994 at Columbia University’s Low Memorial Library.
The picture shocked the world in 1993 and won a Pulitzer Prize in 1994 but it also had a negative impact in Carter’s psychism so that…
3 months later he committed suicide with carbon monoxide due to heavy depression.
His suicide note read, in part, “I am haunted by the vivid memories of killings & corpses & anger & pain
. . .of starving or wounded children, of trigger-happy madmen, often police, of killer executioners . . . ”
Kevin Carter (September 13, 1960 – July 27, 1994) was an award-winning South African photojournalist and member of the Bang-Bang Club.
“Hi Time magazine, hi Pulitzer Prize
Tribal scars in Technicolor
Bang bang club, AK 47 hour
Hi Time magazine, hi Pulitzer Prize
Vulture stalked white piped lie forever
Wasted your life in black and white
The elephant is so ugly he sleeps his head
Machetes his bed Kevin Carter kaffir lover forever
Click click click click click
Click himself under
Manic Street Preachers – Kevin Carter Everything Must Go ©1996