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8 Interesting Facts about the Legendary Photo “Afghan Girl”

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On November - 26 - 2016

Afghan Girl by Steve McCurry

Afghan Girl by Steve McCurry



“She remembers the moment. The photographer took her picture. She remembers her anger. The man was a stranger. She had never been photographed before. Until they met again 17 years later, she had not been photographed since.”

Sharbat Ghula, often dubbed the “Afghan Girl,” would be too familiar to photographers, especially photojournalists. The “Afghan Girl” is the legendary work of a National Geographic photojournalist named Steve McCurry. Her sharp glare reflected her anger and struggle in the hardships of her life, while also depicting the eastern ethnic beauty that can get the audience bewitched. Here are some interesting facts behind the “Afghan Girl” photo by legendary photographer Steve McCurry: Read the rest of this entry »

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