Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of Josh Broomberg, a high school student who has taken the internet by storm.
In March 1993 photojournalist Kevin Carter took leave from the Weekly Mail, borrowed money and flew to Sudan. The images collected there were duly published, first in the New York Times, and won him a Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography in 1994. It also won him criticism and, arguably, contributed to his suicide on July 27th of the same year. His image of a starving child on her way to a feeding station, being watched by a vulture shouldn’t need introducing. Neither should the collective wave of responses and criticisms that still pervade.