And this is why photographs of people in hard situations bother me so much. They see a person who is dying, starving, hurting, bleeding, the list goes on. And the only thing they can do is take a snap shot. And then they claim that they want to raise awareness and get people to help, while they rake in award after award for capturing a ~beautifully tragic~ moment and ~being in the right place at the right time, how fortunate~ and it’s like. If you wanted to help… why didn’t you put your fucking camera down, AND DO SOMETHING? If someone is on the ground, dying, and the only thing you can do is take a god damn picture, and then walk away? And you see nothing wrong with making a profit off of it? I hope you die in the most slow, painful way imaginable.
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I’m suppose to care that a white man felt guilty over a picture he took of of a child and animal waiting to pick at its body killed himself?
yeah, i’m not feeling too bad for dude.
Today, I saw a turtle in the middle of the road. I almost didn’t realize it was turtle until it was nearly too late. Luckily, I was able to avoid crushing the poor thing.
I pulled into my drive way, walked down the street in the rain to the turtle. I plucked it out of the street and carefully settled Turtle near some trees, several feet away from the road.
MOTHERFUCKER COULDN’T PICK A STARVING CHILD IN HIS ARMS AND DROP THE CAMERA?!
The ways in which whiteness must always center itself as the core of the universe, even in demanding sympathy as it engages in evil action. Oh, ok.
I never understood this Golden Rule of documenting real life (whether in pictures, documentary, journalism, etc) where the person capturing the moment/time/plight can’t lift a finger to help. That might make sense with watching animals in the wild but no way in fuck does it make sense when you’re documenting the suffering of another human being/human beings. Especially if you’re going to profit off of their suffering.
Even if he was determined to get the pic, what stopped him from picking that baby afterward to get them to a hospital?
He placed the value of a photo higher than that brown child’s life. If nothing else, please understand that that is how many whites see black people….as less than….insignificant….our value is directly proportional to how much it will benefit their interests. Unfortunately, some of our own people have picked up the gauntlet and have internalized their self hate to the point of being equally dangerous.
Look at all these wonderful comments.
Disgusting comments from disgusting people.
I wonder if these idiots know that journalists aren’t allowed to get involved in such matters. Much like people in the military. I knew someone who suffered from PTSD after not helping a victim in a car crash because he was told he could lose his job.
Unless any of the assholes above have been in a situation like this they have no room to judge. While we all can say ‘I would have helped’ we don’t know. Not only does getting near the people and animals in such areas carry high risk of catching a disease it also goes against the rules of journalism which is to maintain a neutral stance.
So to be glad someone who most likely had a family, who had loved ones, killed themselves. To be glad someone who yes, did something wrong, killed themselves. Is disgusting. It’s a tragic story for both the poor girl in the picture and for Kevin Carter who made a very tough decision.
God you people disgust me so much.
You forgot to talk about rescuing the child from a medical standpoint! Even if he did help her or him the child still would of died. The only food that was avaliable was corn.
And you can’t feed the hungry with corn.
That and the mother left the child there, why wasn’t she mentioned?:|
I didn’t know those details but yeah, at this point the child was so malnourished that she would have needed more than just food but actual medical attention and I highly doubt this area of Sudan had hospitals.
I read from a few different sources I’m not sure how accurate any of it is but some said Carter tried chasing the vulture off and that since the girl wasn’t very far from where the food was he thought someone would come to help :/
Oh Bea, how I love you.
God, you people (the people who are above the ones telling what really happened) make me so sick. Do your fucking research.
Even though I said this before…Yeah, the guy was there with the UN and was taking pictures of the famine and the rebels in Sudan. The UN told him and the rest of the reporters NOT TO TOUCH ANYONE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE. Why? Because of the high risk of disease. The child’s mother left her there to get food from the UN feeding center. The child tried to follow her but was too weak to follow. The bird landed behind her. Carter, who saw this, took a picture and then chased the bird away.
The reason why he killed himself was guilt for not being able to help the child plus from all the other horrible, gut-wrenching shit he took pictures of in the Sudan during that time and the other things he took pictures of like public executions.
Jesus fucking christ people.