Nat Geo Photographers: The Best Job in the World: Afghan Girl
Photographer Steve McCurry tells the story of shooting the iconic National Geographic "Afghan girl” photo.
Did this girl (woman's) eyes change or did the photography make the dramatic difference? In the 1984 photo I see her eyes as being gold, rimmed with blue, and then finally outlined in black. The 2002 photo shows a woman with green eyes, but without the variation in color. Any explanations out there?
Amazing photograph. Amazing story. If the eyes of a person can show the world what suffering really is, this is the pair of eyes. And suffering not brought upon her by herself. But by the world around her. Thanks Steve for this photograph which will haunt mankind forever.
Amazing photo and to go back and find that young woman again. I can see through her eyes now and in her face the wear of stress and the more harsh conditions that have taken somewhat of a toll on her looks as to how much it has aged her. Quite the story, all the best to her and her family. Thanks Steve McCurry for this video
Afghanistan is a country with rich history, a nation that is fiercely defended by its people, if only Islamic scholars goes back to the time when they tolerate people of different religious belief the glory days of this country can come back, Talebans have transform this country to almost stone age civilization, year zero