Born on September 13, 1960 in South Africa but later dies July 27, 1994. After high school he dropped out his studies becoming a pharmacist and went to the army. He also went to the air force for 4 years.
After witnessing the Church Street bombing her decided to become a news photographer and journalist.
In April 1994 his photography of a starving Sudanese child being eyes by a vulture won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography.
Carter had started to work as a weekend sports photographer in 1983. In 1984, he moved on to work for the Johannesburg Star, bent on exposing the brutality of apartheid.
Carter was the first to photograph a public execution "necklacing" by black Africans in South Africa in the mid-1980s. Carter later spoke of the images: "I was appalled at what they were doing. But then people started talking about those pictures... then I felt that maybe my actions hadn't been at all bad. Being a witness to something this horrible wasn't necessarily such a bad thing to do."