Carter adjusted his lens to take the right frame of the suffering child
might as well be a predator, just like the vulture on the scene
This photo was sold to The New York Times where it appeared on March 26, 1993. Practically overnight hundreds of people contacted the newspaper to
ask whether the child had survived, leading the newspaper to run a special editor's note saying the girl had enough strength to walk away from the vulture, but that her ultimate fate was unknown.
In March 1993 Carter made a trip to southern Sudan. The sound of soft, high-pitched whimpering near the village of Ayod attracted Carter to an emaciated Sudanese toddler.
The girl had stopped to rest while struggling to the food camp, whereupon a vulture had landed nearby. Kevin Carter later described the incident... he waited about 20 minutes, hoping that the vulture
would spread its wings. It didn't. Carter snapped the haunting photograph and chased the vulture away. However, Carter came under criticism for not helping the little girl
Kevin Carter 1960-1994
Kevin Carter (1960-1994) was an award-winning South African photojournalist. He started to work as sports photographer
but in 1984 he moved on to work for the Johannesburg Star, bent on exposing the brutality of apartheid.