Kevin Carter- Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph

I remember the day when world first witnessed the best photography of Kevin Carter (Vulture waiting for Child to Die) for which he got Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography. This pictures sent waves across the world and it was the most debated topic of 1994. The idea behind posting this image on this technical blog was just to make our-self think for a moment beyond the technological enhancements. We are human beings not the technical machines but real magic plays-in when we realize the values of being human.

vulture waiting for child to die

In March 1993, while on a trip to Sudan, Carter was preparing to photograph a starving toddler trying to reach a feeding center when a hooded vulture landed nearby. Carter reported taking the picture, because it was his “job title”, and leaving. He was told not to touch the children due to transmitting disease.

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This was found in his diary-

“Dear God, I promise I will never waste my food no matter how bad it can taste and how full I may be. I pray that He will protect this little boy, guide and deliver him away from his misery. I pray that we will be more sensitive towards the world around us and not be blinded by our own selfish nature and interests. I hope this picture will always serve as a reminder to us that how fortunate we are and that we must never ever take things for granted.”

10 thoughts on “Kevin Carter- Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph

  1. YAPNn

    fabulous and heart touching at the same time; this is not something to be blamed for and reflects the extent of human misfortune and their miserable conditions

  2. Blaine Hurtado

    This is what i call a perfect click; mix of art & legacy. Kevin was so engrossed with his job that his feelings was illuminated.
    Appreciating art requires very high level of understanding.
    Kevin…You made history

  3. Jaya Irvin

    Kevin Carte committed suicide just 3 month after his award. Instead of being happy with the award he was absorbed with deepest guilt of vivid memories of sufferings of people and child

  4. Stangys

    It is no good crying over split milk. Instead of committing suicide & just taking pics..Kevin should have saved the child..
    I don’t know how some one can award such pictures

    1. Cinders

      Not easy to calculate tranquility of Kelvin carter..although kelvin was down with regret to the rest of his life.
      At Sudan, Carter said that twenty people per dying every hour at the food center. The child was not the only victim.
      Regardless, Kevin Carter often expressed regret that he had not done anything to help the girl, even though there was not much that he could have done, in all actuality.

  5. Rahul Madan

    “Vulture waiting for Child to Die” – this picture is the symbol of excellence photography & timing. And rarely are the excellent things which are free from conflicts & debates

  6. Beenu

    Vulture waiting for Child to Die- is not just a photo but Kevin’s legacy; sightly remember the day when Kevin died…it made whole world think of his deep regret and glory.
    This is not only a picture but different areas reflect different shades of our life and struggle of one’s of will deep inside

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