Afgan Girl (Steve McCurry, Pakistan, 1984)

Sharbat Gula is an Afghan woman of Pashtun ethnicity. She was forced to leave her home in Afghanistan ...
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Bird808
05/07/2010

Afgan Girl (Steve McCurry, Pakistan, 1984) 5

This is an amazing photgraph and I think back in 2004 they had a special on National Geographic about this image on the front cover of a magazine (I think it was Time magazine). What draws you in is the little girl's eyes. Not only is the colour so beautiful, but her eyes just seem like they've seen more than what her years show. Her dirtied face and torn clothes only emphasise this. I don't think this photographer knew how famous this image was and continues to be.

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CanadaSucks
04/07/2010

Afgan Girl (Steve McCurry, Pakistan, 1984) 4


The more educated the person, the more likely he/she has seen it. . .travelers/passport-types and readers of national geographic have certainly seen the photo. I can't remember when I first saw this photograph, but it left a strong impression and I have seen it in the most likely and unlikely places.

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Kirk Patriot
03/26/2010

Afgan Girl (Steve McCurry, Pakistan, 1984) 2

I saw this picture for the first time a couple of weeks ago. Indeed it is very striking and beautiful, but I doubt it did much to shape history.

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Molfan
03/09/2010

Afgan Girl (Steve McCurry, Pakistan, 1984) 4

I remember when this picture came out. her eyes are so haunting. they look like they have a story to tell. and a sad one.gosh she would be in her 40s now. Wonder what her life is like now?

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Djahuti
03/09/2010

Afgan Girl (Steve McCurry, Pakistan, 1984) 5

History or not,I find this one of the most haunting photos ever.I remember it from the cover of National Geographic.Years later,they actually went back and found the grown woman,and her lovely face had become a roadmap of suffering.I think it's important for us to see the human casualties of politics.

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irishgit
03/05/2010

Afgan Girl (Steve McCurry, Pakistan, 1984) 3

It is certainly a striking and moving picture, but I'm not sure how much history it made. I like it a lot, but I'd put it well back of some of the other iconic images on this list.

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