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Kevin Carter: vultures and graffiti

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On a cloudy day’s walk, this graffito brought to my memory a striking association.

The outline of the starving child portrayed on the wall immediately reminded me of Kevin Carter‘s┬áPulitzer winning photo. My memory failed me as the child on the wall is obviously in a different position but I still feel the torn sticker somewhat mirrors the presence of the vulture in Kevin’s image.

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Kevin’s controversial photo was shot in Sudan in 1993 and, almost twenty years later, is to this day one of the most powerful images I’ve ever came across.

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