Kevin Carter’s Pulitzer Prize winning photo taken in 1991 during the Sudane famine. The picture depicts a famine stricken child being stalked by a vulture. The child is crawling towards a United Nations food camp, located a kilometer away.
No one knows what happened to the child, including the photographer who left the scene as soon as the photo was taken. He later confided to friends that he wished he had intervened. Journalists at the time were warned never to touch famine victims for fear of disease.
Three months later, and only weeks after being bestowed with the Pulitzer Prize, Kevin Carter committed suicide.