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.

As a tribute, the Welsh band Manic Street Preachers recorded a song about him on their 1996 album Everything Must Go.

“Hi Time magazine, hi Pulitzer Prize

Tribal scars in Technicolor

Bang bang club, AK 47 hour

Kevin Carter

Hi Time magazine, hi Pulitzer Prize

Vulture stalked white piped lie forever

Wasted your life in black and white

Kevin Carter

Kevin Carter

Kevin Carter…

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

Kevin Carter

Kevin Carter

Kevin Carter”

Manic Street Preachers – Kevin Carter Everything Must Go ©1996

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