1975 Photo Contest, General News, 2nd prize

Ovie Carter

Chicago Tribune

01 January, 1974

Original caption from World Press Photo (1975)
A starving child in Kao, Niger.


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About the photographer

Ovie Carter

Ovie Carter (Indianola, Mississippi 1946) studied at the Ray Vogue School of Photography in Chicago using the G.I. Bill, after a spending a year in the US Air Force (1966-1967). ...

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