Sunday, May 01, 2011

QUORA ASKS -- WHAT'S THE MOST EPIC PHOTO EVER TAKEN?

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Above, is some of the wonder.

And below is some of the horror.

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"This image was taken in Sudan during the 1994 famine. That's a little girl, crawling slowly and painfully across the ground toward a food distribution center a kilometer away, while a vulture watches her and follows, waiting for her to die so it can eat her.

"The photographer, Kevin Carter, chased the bird away and then sat sobbing uncontrollably after taking the photo. Three months later, he killed himself out of grief and desperation over the things he'd seen and his depression at the things humanity does to one another.

"This image explains something very basic and true about our world, and something we are very reluctant to admit: in order for some of us to have more food than we need, children have to starve to death and animals have to eat them. We purchase our excess with those children's lives. And this photo captured this truth purely and literally for us all to see."

Makes me wonder if it possible that we treat the Earth as we treat each other?

The photos and stories that Quora is collecting are incredible. Check out more here.


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