A Pulitzer-Winning Photographer's Suicide

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The prize-winning image: A vulture watches a starving child in southern Sudan, March 1, 1993. Kevin Carter/CORBIS/Sygma hide caption

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A vulture watches a starving child in southern Sudan, March 1, 1993.

The prize-winning image: A vulture watches a starving child in southern Sudan, March 1, 1993.

Kevin Carter/CORBIS/Sygma

Farai Chideya talks to Dan Krauss, the director of The Death of Kevin Carter, an Oscar-nominated documentary about the life, work and suicide of a Pulitzer-prize winning South African photojournalist.

Carter's winning photo shows a heart-breaking scene of a starving child collapsed on the ground, struggling to get to a food center during a famine in the Sudan in 1993. In the background, a vulture stalks the emaciated child.

Carter was part of a group of four fearless photojournalists known as the "Bang Bang Club" who traveled throughout South Africa capturing the atrocities committed during apartheid.

Haunted by the horrific images from Sudan, Carter committed suicide in 1994 soon after receiving the award.

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