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Pictures of South Africa

Kevin Carter could never escape his continent’s turmoil. for a decade, the photographer captured vivid pictures of repression and strife in his native South Africa. Last year, he went to famine-racked Sudan and came upon a starving toddler stalked by a vulture. He photographed the scene—an image that won this year’s Pulitzer Prize—then chased the vulture away. As the child resumed her walk to a feeding station, he lit a cigarette and wept. Last week, at 33, he killed himself with carbon monoxide pumped into his pickup truck.

Explained his father: “Kevin always carried around the horror of the work he did.”

U.S. News and World Report, August 8, 1994

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