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Sunday, June 19, 2005

Kevin Carter

This picture won the much coveted Pulitzer Prize for Kevin carter in 1994, who suicided months later. His suicide note best describes the trauma he was in...
"I am haunted by the vivid memories of killings & corpses, anger & pain... of starving or wounded children, of trigger-happy madmen... The pain of life overrides the joy to the point that joy does not exist."
Should the photographer/journalist intervene instead of picturing/reporting in such situations?