Monday, November 29, 2010

National Geographic Search for the Afghan Girl

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Posted on Monday, November 29, 2010

National Geographic Search for the Afghan Girl
Credits: Steve McCurry
Are you familiar with this famous National Geographic cover?

The picture was taken by Steve McCurry in an Afghan refugee camp in Pakistan in December 1984. The portrait which was called the "Afghan Girl" appeared on the cover of National Geographic in June 1985. Those haunting green eyes captivated the world.

Anyway, during the weekend I was sick I was doing rounds of my movie marathon and I stumbled to this documentary on finding the "Afghan Girl." After 17 years, the National Geographic finally found her. Her name is Sharbat Gula. She's a mother of three daughters and she now lives in a remote region of Afghanistan.

The "Afghan Girl" photo was selected as the cover of National Geographic 100 Best Pictures.

Here is before and after photo of the Afghan Girl (Sharbat Gula).

National Geographic Afghan Girl before and after photo

Get your copy of the National Geographic Search for the Afghan Girl DVD from the link below.

11 Responses to “National Geographic Search for the Afghan Girl”

Ane said...
November 30, 2010 at 9:01 AM

Wow, those eyes are indeed haunting.. It is full of emotion and yet her face is not even in a pose or anything. totally amazing.

As luck would have it, we have that specific June 1985 NG magazine because my late father in law was a subscriber to the magazine, that is why she looked familiar to me even before I read your post.. :)

Awesome find! :)


Chubskulit Rose said...
March 16, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Her eyes are gorgeous, glad that she have found already!


jared's mum said...
March 17, 2013 at 3:05 AM

this photograph is just beautiful, no wonder it has earned a lot of accolades. and i think it is such a wonderful moment to photograph the very same person after so many years


Prettymom said...
March 17, 2013 at 7:32 AM

I first noticed her eyes, very attractive.. glad they have found her already..


melandriaonline said...
March 17, 2013 at 3:28 PM

that's good to hear. i remember seeing that actual edition.


Bebengisms said...
March 17, 2013 at 4:12 PM

Beautiful soulful green eyes! Lots about her face had changed already.


Makoy said...
March 17, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Her eyes changed as well somehow full of suffering.


wifetoalineman02 said...
March 18, 2013 at 5:32 AM

I love watching National Graphic Channel :-) they feature cool story for the world to see :-) I remembered this Afghan Girl as well :-) her eyes are so beautiful :-)

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Emzkie said...
March 18, 2013 at 10:43 AM

that is very interesting! good to know they found her. ive read about this article a couple of years back. her eyes is very beautiful.


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claire said...
March 18, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Green eyes, very captivating indeed! Galing


~Ms. Joy mH~ said...
March 19, 2013 at 4:23 AM

the cover is really caught my attention. I would definitely check what its all about and why, no wonder the picture was among the best and top 100 pictures.


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