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Her legs were torn off? don’t think so. Kevin Carter committed suicide about a year after he took this photo…and anyway, he chased the vulture away.
Yeah, she actually lived. I heard that Kevin Carter even scared the vulture away, and the girl made it to the food stand safely.
Ahem. He didn’t chase it away, and he commited suicide three months after.
Are you trolling or just dumb?
1) her legs didnt get ripped off
2) when he first took the photo he openly admitted to not saving her and said instead he sat for an hour waiting for the bird to pread its wings, it was only when he recieved criticism that his colleague claimed that they helped her, and her mum was a short distance away picking up food
I Have A Hard Time Looking At This Picture, Im A Strong Person And I Never Cry, But I Cry When I See This
Following is from another website. about the email that was circulated using the same pic, the photographer did commit suicide, a few months later, due to many other reasons.
this is a very disturbing photograph of a starving child being stalked by a vulture. As a different site states, the photograph won a Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography in 1994 for the photographer, Kevin Carter. Carter took the photograph during a trip to the Sudan in 1993.
The incredibly powerful image graphically illustrates the terrible plight of those inflicted by desperate poverty. Even the most hard-hearted individual is likely to be affected by the photograph. For most people, there is an instinctive desire to somehow reach out and rescue the child from her terrible situation. Thus, it is not surprising that the photograph won such a prestigious award.
After the photograph was published in the New York Times, it became world famous and helped to raise awareness of global poverty. However, Carter was roundly condemned for taking the photograph and leaving the scene rather than actually helping the child. An entry about Carter’s life on BBC – h2g2 notes:
Meanwhile, the New York Times, looking for photographs of the Sudan famine, bought Carter’s shot and ran it on 23 March. The newspaper was swamped with letters and telephone calls, many asking what had happened to the child. Within days, the photograph was a global icon. Syndicated around the world, it was an image that was worth a thousand telethons. However, Carter faced fierce criticism for abandoning the child.
What happened to the child after Carter left is unknown. The BBC – h2g2 article goes on to explain the circumstances in which the photograph was taken.
A soft whimpering sound caught his attention. It was a pitiful, animal-like sound. He moved towards it until he found the source. A young African girl was crawling weakly towards the centre of a clearing. She didn’t have the energy to stand and, emaciated, stood little chance of survival. If the plight of this little girl couldn’t stir the world into action nothing would, as Carter knew instinctively and immediately. He crouched with his camera, ready to frame an eye-level shot. As he did so, a vulture landed behind her, obviously awaiting the moment of death. He carefully framed the photograph, being careful not to disturb the bird, and clicked. He waited about 20 minutes, waiting for the bird to fly off, and when it didn’t, he chased it away.
Carter sat under a tree, watched her struggle for a while, smoked a cigarette and ‘talked to God’. He did not help the girl. Utterly depressed, he went back to Silva and explained what had happened, wiping his eyes and saying ‘I see all this, and all I can think of is Megan. I can’t wait to hug her when I get home.
At the time that Carter took the photograph, he was a deeply troubled man, haunted by the things he had seen during his career, plagued by personal problems, and battling a drug habit. Only months after receiving the Pulitzer, Kevin Carter took his own life. Thus, it is too simplistic to suggest that he committed suicide as a direct result of his experience with this child as implied in the message.
Although the core claims in the email are factual, there are also some inaccuracies. Firstly, the photograph was taken in 1993, not 1994 as stated in the email. The Pulitzer Prize itself was awarded in 1994. Secondly, the supposed diary entry recorded in the message is not genuine. The words were not written by Kevin Carter and were apparently added to the message to create extra impact – an entirely unnecessary lie given the power of the photograph itself. The fact that the “diary entry” refers to a “little boy” when the child in the photograph is female exposes the quote as bogus.
A detailed article about the life of Kevin Carter is available on BBC – h2g2. An award winning documentary by filmmaker Dan Krauss, The Death of Kevin Carter also examines the photojournalist’s troubled life and career
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i wrote apoem about this world changing picture its very sad he soould have tossed some food to her instead taking this pic
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