‘…I am haunted by the vivid memories of killings and corpses and anger and pain…of starving or wounded children…’

From the final note written by South African photojournalist Kevin Carter before ending his own life by carbon monoxide poisoning.

He won the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography with his 1993 image of a starving Sudanese child fallen to the ground, a vulture in the background awaiting its opportunity for a meal. Carter chased the bird away after taking the photo but boarded a UN plane minutes later, never knowing the fate of the child.

Carter died broke three months after winning the Pulitzer.

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