22 October 2009

Sharbat Gula

Who was not stunned and captivated by Steve McCurry's portrait of Afghan refugee, Sharbat Gula, as it appeared on the June 1985 cover of National Geographic magazine.

Years later - and after much searching and red-herring boning by the natives - they tracked her down.

Married, mothered, lined and worn, of course, but the eyes ... the eyes still there.

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