Vulture and starving child

by Guruprasad

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Horribly disturbing photo.
A vulture waiting for a starving child in Africa to die so that it can eat it up…..

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1993-94 when he had gone to Sudan to report about the famine. The photo received lot of accolades and he was even awarded the Pulitzer prize for photography..

Carter himself said later that he spent 20 mins adjusting the camera to take the best shot. And immediately after taking the pic, he fled from the scene without helping the child. It seems the child was actually crawling towards a food camp which was just 200 meters away. All he needed to do after taking the photo was to pick the child and spend a min to walk till the camp and leave it there, which he unfortunately did not do. He also said that he felt guilty for not having helped the child and returned to the same place after a week and was told that the child was no more.

This created lot of roars across the world and every newspaper/magazine criticized him for not being human enough to help the child.
The St. Petersburg Times in Florida said : “The man adjusting his lens to take just the right frame of her suffering, might just as well be a predator, another vulture on the scene”

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