Facebook Fan Page: The Photographer Committed Suicide 3 Days After Taking This Picture :’(
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How will me commenting on this help in any way???
i accept with the fact that the photographer took the picture and then proceeded in saving the child. It would’nt have taken more than a minute for snapping good pictures in such a situation for any professional photographer with a passion. So it is totally unfair to make up stories against a person who kept up with his profession and his heart.
Ok, there are obviously a lot of different views about this…
i think that each to their own, its about individual morals.
if i was in that position personally i would have helped the child… coming from a person that won’t even step on a spider let alone let a Vulture eat a child!
Yes Vultures have to eat you must understand that, it’s all part of survival of the fittest and the food chain, that Vulture probably has babies at home to feed… Just think, what kind of life does this child have? not a brilliant one if it’s just abandoned to look after itself, he/she won’t last long, and will just suffer slowly.
Look at it this way, you wouldn’t think anything of it if the Vulture and the child had switched roles would you?… In that case i would help the Vulture… Regardless of what it is, human or animal, the predator will always find something else to eat and i think everything has a right to life, if something i see needs help i will always help, the predator will just have to look elsewhere when i’m around, regardless whether its Human or Animal.
People can’t just start running their mouths saying that the photographer was wrong by leaving him/her if he did, because that was his personal choice, its a tough decision to make but what did you people want… him to carry the child home and adopt him/her? cause thats the only way this child would have a good life. Cause in that environment the life expectancy cant be good and way of life cant be good.
Yes some people are sickened by some of the comments but it’s only to lighten the mood a bit, i have a daft sense of humour and i did laugh at those comments because they were funny, but deep down it still affected me, and i’m sure it affected the people that made those comments, but it is all in jest, not just to be malicious.
some people have said that it’s because he didnt help the child that he committed suicide, cause he couldnt live with himself and the decision he made… WRONG! its people like you that made him commit suicide, the people trying to dictate that he did wrong, i think that whatever he did, he would have had criticism and would have felt god awful.
so if you think he was wrong for leaving nature to take its course then what are you offensive people that blame him?? you in effect… killed him… a human… thats not nature, thats pure evil… humans know better than vultures.
He probably thought that it was better the child be left to its own destiny than try and save it for what?? a shit life in that environment? alone and unloved?? suffering everyday, probably not expected to survive long anyway looking at the state of him/her.
Whatever he decided he would have to live with for the rest of his life. there was no right or wrong decision in that situation. There’s letting the child die and be at peace or saving it and live forever wondering what the future holds for him/her, wondering how much he/she is suffering because he tried to do good by saving him/her.
You people need to put yourself in his shoes. yeah i would have saved the child but that’s because i’m that kind of person, but i would have made sure i found a big steak to throw to the Vulture as well… He made his decision and i know a lot of other people that found themselves in that situation would have done the same… just think, if you saved one… would you go round being a hero saving the rest??
Is it wrong to think this is funny? :O
http://www.picturenet.co.za/photographers/kc/ Kevin did infact kill himself in 1994…..whether it was due to this particular image is disputed!
Just so you know, the photographer was firmly instructed not to help or go close to the natives because of possible infections and such. From what I’ve been told, the camp set up WAS nearby as well (but I’m not exactly sure if the child made it..)
Rhiannon brings a good point. As sad as it is, the vulture has a life too and need to feed its children. Very sad to lose a human life, but chances are this child wouldn’t have made it much longer anyway. Think of the millions of cows and chickens killed everyday to satisfy the American appetite for meat. I eat meat too, but I’m saying don’t bash other predators just because you’re too squeamish to do your own dirty work. When it comes down to it, whether the photographer helped the girl or not he still did more than you because at least he was there and at least he brought attention to an issue that you can’t see from your comfy office chair where you discuss ethics with internet trolls and try to put yourself on the moral high ground while you still buy foreign grain from countries that export so much food that they don’t have enough to feed their starving children. There are 6 billion people in this world and you hardly know any of them and you hardly really care about any of them, you just like to talk big because your stomach is full and sympathy is currently fashionable. Don’t pretend to be a saint until you have actually rescued a starving child and given them a future.
Alex your fucked in the head
I think it’s wrong and cruel, that they have, just below the photo, an ad for losing weight
The diff between right or wrong is a fine line. if some one held a gun and shot a killer/criminal, we think that he/she is a hero, however if switching places, a killer shot someone and we think that he/she should be shot. who are we to dictate what is right, what is wrong?
I have to agree with both micheal and jes they both have a point. We can comment all we want, even scold someone over the net. but when it really grounds down to ACTIONS what have we who is sitting on our butts reading all these comments doing? how many time have we pass by someone who need help and just walked away. dont deny the fact that we have done such things before, none of us are saints!
if you were the photograher would you have done anything differently? what would you be doing? provide the kid a home? feed the kid and left after that, leaving the kid to his or her fate? even if you save one how many can you save?
The world have been talking about changing for the better, but have it really change for the better or for the worst? seriously if we humans (supposingly the wiser of the species!) wanted to change the world insantly, we need but to look in the mirror and tell the person in that mirror, ” IT STARTS WITH YOU”
LOL THIS PIC IS LOLS!!!!!! BAHAHAHAHA!
The ad under the image is quite ironic …
he commited suicide years later, not days.
Is it just me or is it a bit f**ked up there is a weight loss advertisement underneath the picture. The photographer did help the child as noted in previous posts. A sad and tragic story…
this world is f###########
i dnt even know what else to say…
May god help this world.
if it’s that sad get off your fucking arse and donate some money, how about sell your laptop or computer for start and stop moaning?
at the end of the day, i wanna give money to helping the homeless & the army lads who are getting injured and hurt and aren’t getting a fucking penny from my government.
yes it’s sad, but no more sad than the photographer’s suicide, or some one being beaten to death. unfortunately the world is horrid, and the innocent suffer.
I dont believe the photographer, or anyone would have left that child there!
scenes like this have existed since the dawn of time, its not right and its unfair, be upset about it but its nothing new… help people all you can, but almost everyone who is “upset” isnt exactly going down to a 3rd world place and givnig their time and money to help em cos theyre happier on their computers sobbing over it.
“Im praying for them” – you really think that if there is a god, he could give a crap about someone he essentially put into the position in the 1st place?
Alex…. You are the worst kind of human being
Well… it isn’t.
OK, some people need to read, because the full story is here in this thread and on the link provided.
The photographer was flying with a group distributing food. The little girl was walking to the distribution place and stopped for a rest. The photographer stopped and watched to see if the vulture would fly away, when it didn’t he got his picture and scared the bird away. He didn’t move the girl because she was at a DISTRIBUTION CENTRE. Where was he going to carry her? Back to his house???
Alex said that ”vulture need to eat” and many people have commented that it sicken them. Wy? It true that vulture need to eat. Like I never see anyone say ”u sicken me” when someone say ”Humans need to eat”. We are both animals. We are predators. But ofc i dont think it was a smart comment. But yes this is sad. I rly hope the child didn’t suffer. And I hope the vulture found some food. (I dont mean the kid)
I read some of these pathetic comment that people are making and wonder if some of you people even have a heartand I hope that you’s surely don’t have your own children, Like William said, ” you people are sick” to turn around and say ” Its not that bad. People die all the time. ” Yes people die all the time but most people are at least given a decent shot at life, this poor kid lives in a poverty stricken country, I wouldn’t even wish this on my worst enemy. and a for prick who is trying to make money from posting this facebook, What are you thinking ??? making money on someone elses pic and I bet the proceeds are going straight into your own back pocket with out even a thought of donating the money(s) to an organisation to help kids in this situation out,
YES, it’s trully aweful and very sadly its the portrail Africa we more fortunate folk have some to know.. forgive me here as this is perhaps a little ‘off topic’ perhaps but to make matters worse the controversy on this site is being sold to advertisers and hey, look who’s lapping it up? Nice one … Go Google, more $$$’s for Co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin arguable the few folks in the world whos vast fortunes could be better appropriated to help address the issues… but hey perhaps a bigger yaught or new private jet is a better bet huh..
Vultures have to eat to.
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