Saturday, February 10, 2007
A Horror Beyond Horrors
Kevin Carter was a photojournalist from South Africa who committed suicide at the age of 33 in 1994. He was suffering from severe depression following a time in Sudan watching the famine and the vast suffering of the people there. He took a photo which would go on to win the Pulitzer Prize. It is of a little girl crawling her way to the UN camp in order to be fed. The 'onlooker' is a well fed vulture waiting for her to die. She was retrieved and taken to the camp but her fate remains unknown. Kevin Carter found a tree and smoked and cried for a long time. The experience shook him for the rest of his life----a life he would take.
As for the horror in Sudan, it continues...