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  • Jess Carnegie

    Afghan Girl Who would forget these eyes that have seemed to reflect the harshness of the war? This is the famous photo of the Afghan girl taken by Steve McCurry of National Geographic. It is very rare for a man to see faces of Afghan girls mainly because they are well-covered, thus McCurry seized the opportunity when she showed her face for a few moments. Her photograph made it to the cover of the magazine later on.

  • Natalie Hazlehurst

    Afghan Girl 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. Date: 1985. Photographer: Steve McCurry, National Geographic.

  • Mimika Cooney

    "Green Eyes" Afghan girl. This is an iconic photo that was on cover of Time.

  • dario forero

    1985. Photographer: @SteveMcCurry, National Geographic.

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