Lens: Essay: The Bang Bang Club. A memorable story.

Photos of, and by Kevin Carter

Joao Silva discusses his photography in South Africa in the 1990s as part of The Bang Bang Club which was a group of fearless photographers working in South Africa in the 1990s. For better or worse, the story is now being made into a movie.

One of the photographers, Kevin Carter, a Pulitzer Winner, committed suicide in 1994. His photo starving Sudanese toddler stalked by a vulture won him a Pulitzer Prize that same year. A few days after his Pulitzer was announced, another member of the group, Ken Oosterbroek, was shot dead photographing a gun battle.

This graphic video shows when Ken Oosterbroek, as he and others come under fire during gun battle outside Johannesburg. The main subject of the video is about James Nachtwey is also shown at the center of the scene.

The book The Bang-Bang Club: Snapshots from a Hidden War by Greg Marinovich.