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20 years after Kevin Carter, the vulture and the girl

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Songbird, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Sad story coming up on 20 years.

    Carter won the Pulitzer for the haunting photo of a vulture waiting for a 6-year-old Sudanese girl to starve out. Days after receiving the award he killed himself.

    How much atrocity can your system take? Would you want to be a photojournalist?


  2. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    Sad to read but thanks for the link.

    I watched a doc about a month ago and one of Mr. Carter's colleagues addressed the suicide. I can't remember the reporter's name but he himself was fighting mental issues. No doubt in my mind it was some sort of PTSD. All I remember was he had been, or was, with a Toronto newspaper.
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