The Eyes of Sharbat Gula photographed by Steve McCurry for National Geographic, 1985. This photo was taken as part of the National Geographic “Green Eyes” project, tracking the genetic trait of green eyes passed down through the Mongols of Genghis Khan’s time. The subject was Sharbat Gula and a retrospective on her life done by National Geographic can be found here: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2002/04/afghan-girl/index-text The National, Afghans Girls, Icons Photos, Girls Generation, Famous Photos, National Geographic, Stevemccurry, Steve Mccurry, Green Eye
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In 1925, the National Geographic Society didn't admit women, so Harriet Chalmers Adams, adventurer and female badass, founded the Society of Woman Geographers. She was regarded as the foremost woman explorer of her time, traveling to Latin American, eventually writing about her travels for National Geographic magazine. She proved that women had the same moxie, the same adventurous spirit, and the same fortitude to see the world as any man!
This famous Steve McCurry photograph of Sharbat Gula, a young Afghan girl, that adorned the cover of National Geographic magazine and went on to become one of the most famous faces in the world. Her eyes are so haunting.