Saturday, July 17, 2010

Saddest picture of the century

Saddest picture of the century- Vulture waiting for child to die

Pulitzer Prize winning photograph in Sudan by Kevin Carter.

In March 1993 Kevin Carter made a trip to southern Sudan and later took this photograph. The picture would later bring him the Pulitzer prize, but also death. The girl had stopped to rest while struggling to reach the refugee camp, nearby a vulture is waiting her to die. It is a horrific picture that gave people a true look at the dire condition  in Sub-Saharan Africa. Kevin then came under a lot of scrutiny for spending over 20 minutes setting up the photo instead of helping the child. Three months after taking the photo, he committed suicide. 

NY Times: One Image of Agony Resonates in Two Lives

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