Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Afghan Girl

Just this picture today, Steve McCurry's "Afghan Girl", one of the world's most famous photographs. Portraying a  girl in a refugee camp in Pakistan, the picture is taken in 1984, during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, and made the front cover of National Geographic Magazine in June 1985.
It's an immensely strong photograph, with an amazing use of colors.  It struck me when I first saw it, years ago, and it still sits there as one of my all time favorite photos.

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