Thursday, August 10, 2017


            This is a photograph of a Sundanese child
              dying of starvation.
                         It was taken in 1993 by Kevin Carter, a 
              South African free-lance photographer.
                         The image appeared on the front pages
              of major newspapers throughout the world.
                         In 1994, the dying child won the Pulitzer 
              Prize for Feature Photography.
                         That same year, Carter taped one end of a
               hose to the exhaust of his pickup truck and
               inserted the other end through  the driver's side        
                         Carter was 33 years old when he died.
                         He left the following note:
                         "I'm really, really sorry. The pain of life 
               over-rides the joy to the point that joy does not                                   exist. 
                         "I am haunted by the vivid memories of 
               killings and corpses and anger and pain ... of 
               starving or wounded children, of trigger-happy                                 madmen, often police, of killer executioners..
Kevin Carter


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