Kevin Carter was a South African photojournalist and a member of the Bang-Bang Club. He was the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize for his photograph depicting the 1993 famine in Sudan. He committed suicide at the age of 33.
Kevin Carter and the Bang-Bang Club put themselves in very real physical danger to photograph what they considered atrocities. Kevin Carter struggled with standing aside and photographing starving children in Sudan while vultures loomed in the background just waiting for that poor child to die. Here are a few Photographs of Kevin Carter’s during his time in Sudan.
Mr. Carter’s photographs are painful to look at and many of them show acts that are depraved and inhuman. Kevin Carter may be best known for his vulture picture but Mr. Carter also is credited with being the first Photographer to capture the brutal act of Necklacing which is the practice of summary execution and torture carried out by forcing a rubber tire, filled with petrol, around a victim’s chest and arms, and setting it on fire. The victim may take up to 20 minutes to die, suffering severe burns in the process.