The second photo, "Waiting for the Sudanese Child" was a photo that actually became more difficult to look at, the more I read about it and examined it. Carter's photo shows a skeletal and barely alive, Sudanese child curled up on the ground. Taken some distance away from a local Sudanese feeding camp, there's no question the child is dying of starvation-- at the very least. Behind the child lurks a black vulture, waiting for its soon-to-be next meal. This photo is haunting at the very least, and with this one especially I had to move on before I started crying. I learned from the exhibit explanation that after taking the photo Carter shooed the vulture away, but (I assume from advice to avoid contracting disease) left the child behind. Then three months later Carter committed suicide, perhaps due in part to the "Sudanese Child"--his greatest work and his greatest regret.
Anyways, I don't mean to put such a damper on this post! It was just a very powerful experience and for that I thought it was worth talking about. :) In the meantime, I've also been recovering from my sinus infection (woo hoo...) and will hopefully be on the right track with some antibiotics!