Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Wordless Wednesday


This is a pulitzer-prize winning photo by Kevin Carter taken during the Sudan famine of 1994.

There is an strange story attached to the photo and to the photographer. Click here if you want to know more.

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32 comments:

Mo said...

Damn. That is a powerful picture.

Sue said...

I think it is very important for people to see images like these. I'm going to read about the photographer now...

Bernie said...

This shot is a very moving one, it is simply so sad! I will go and have a read about it now...

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ellen b said...

Oh my, powerful and heartbreaking..

crazy working mom said...

OMG, as a mother this picture makes me feel sick at my stomach. This is a very powerful photo.

maiylah said...

that's so sad .. but that's part of reality, too.

Luke Wiley said...

wow....it is heartbreaking.
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Roger said...

That get your haret strings tugging!

Gabriel said...

What a terrible image, so hard yet so necessary to see. I had read about the story, and know that the girl walked away once the photographer scared the vulture off.

And then we have what happened to the photographer afterwards...

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Mar said...

I have seen this picture before but I have to take my eyes off of it immediately because it simply breaks my heart... interesting link about the photographer, thanks!

Hazel said...

good picture!

Amor said...

I've seen this photo before and everytime I see this,it really breaks my heart :( why can a man,exchange the life of a child for a photo? It's really sad.

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eastcoastlife said...

I saw this picture a few years back. It is very sad. I hope the child is still alive.

Maya said...

It's so right to have this photo on, coz in some part now it starting or have started problem of food.So,how can we help?
Happy WW!

The Texican said...

Sad commentary on the political disarray of a country when humanitarian aid is available, but the people are prevented from getting it. Also sad commentary on the journalist who gave up in an age where aid is so readily available.

Kimmie said...

Extremely powerful and very sad to see. I read about the photographer. I could not do that kind of work. I can barely look at this photo, it is so heartbreaking. Thank You Mary for yet another educational post. I too hope the child is still alive today.
Hugs,
Kimmie

Sassy Mama Bear said...

Very powerful and thought provoking photo.
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jams o donnell said...

It is a powerful photo. It certainly does depict the horror of the situation. Winning the Pulitzer prize did not do Carter much good if he killed hiself not long after.

Gattina said...

OMG ! isn't that horrible ! and here we have too much food and are become fat and fatter !

Leslie said...

Very moving. Sad but moving. Thank you for sharing!

Happy WW!

Suzie said...

That picture just makes me wanna cry

storyteller said...

Wow … that’s gut wrenching! Thanks for sharing it and the link to additional information today.
Hugs and blessings,

Napaboaniya said...

I'm showing this picture to my 2 kids!!
I sense sour grapes from Silva's words.
Kevin's way of departing makes my heart drop.

p/s: Project Yellow has come to an end *wailz*

byrningbunny said...

Wow. After bebopping through all our light hearted pics, this is a heart stopper. Thanks for bringing it to our attention again. Very powerful.

juliana rw said...

so sad photo...

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Picturing of Life said...

that pic remind me, how lucky we are live in this world.

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Utah Mommy said...

It is so sad to see picture like this, it makes me want to cry. World is not fair indeed. Hope you have a good day!
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Hootin' Anni said...

Now that is too sad for me. But one eye-opening composition.

Ivanhoe said...

Ouch... what a sad photo. No wonder it won a Pulitzer...

Bond said...

That is heart-breaking...

Raven said...

Devastating photo and a powerful reminder to those of us more fortunate about the kind of suffering that exists in this world.

Travis said...

Whoa. If that doesn't make you stop and think, you're not human.