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Kevin Carter

Born: 13-Sep-1960
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
Died: 27-Jul-1994
Location of death: Johannesberg, South Africa
Cause of death: Suicide [1]

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Photographer, Journalist

Nationality: South Africa
Executive summary: Wanting A Meal

Military service: South African Defense Force (1977-80, 1982-83)

Carter won the Pulitzer Prize for his 1993 photograph Wanting A Meal, depicting a vulture stalking an emaciated Sudanese child. Collaborated with photojournalists Ken Oosterbroek, Greg Marinovich (1990 Pulitzer), and Joao Silva, known together as the Bang-Bang Club for their coverage of violence in South Africa. On an outing 18 April 1994, a week after Carter learned he had won the Pulitzer, Oosterbroek was killed in crossfire and Marinovich wounded.


[1] Carbon monoxide poisoning from automobile exhaust.

Father: Jimmy
Mother: Roma
Sister: Patricia Gird Randburg
Daughter: Megan

    High School: (Catholic boarding school, Pretoria, South Africa, 1976)
    University: Pharmacy (dropped out after one year)

    Sygma (1994)
   
Reuters (1993-94)
    The New York Times (1993)
    The Johannesberg Star (1984-94)
    The Johannesberg Sunday Express (1983-84)
    Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography (1994)
    Suicide Attempt sleeping pills, rat poison (c. 1982)
    AWOL (1980-82)
    Driving While Intoxicated (1994)
    English Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Smoking, Depression, Marijuana, Alcoholism

Is the subject of documentaries:
The Death of Kevin Carter: Casualty of the Bang Bang Club, 2005, DETAILS: dir. Dan Krauss



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