Photojournalist and member of the Bang-Bang Club, a group of South African photographers working towards the end of apartheid.
He went AWOL from the Air Force after getting beaten up by other serviceman for defending a black mess hall waiter who was being insulted.
He received the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for his photograph depicting the 1993 famine in Sudan.
He committed suicide in 1994 because he was tormented by the things he photographed.
He was portrayed by Taylor Kitsch in the film The Bang-Bang Club.