The faces of Steve McCurry

The faces of Steve McCurry

Categories: Photo project

Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic personalities in modern photography for three decades. He has dozens of magazine and book covers, more than a dozen published books and countless exhibitions around the world. The most famous photo of Steve is the one that was published in this post first. She is simply called "The Afghan Girl".

The faces of Steve McCurry

The faces of Steve McCurry

This is the "Afghan Girl". Her name is Sharbat Gula, but no one knew her name for a long time. This photo, first published on the cover of the June 1985 issue of National Geographic magazine, became one of the most recognizable and popular in the history of the magazine. In January 2002, the National Geographic team went to Afghanistan in search of the girl. That year she was already about 30, she clearly remembered how Steve photographed her then, but she first saw this most famous photo for the whole world only in 2002.

The faces of Steve McCurry

This is the same Sharbat Gula-the girl from the previous photo. This picture was taken 17 years after the first one, in 2002.

The faces of Steve McCurry

Young Sharbat Gula.

The faces of Steve McCurry

Photos from India.

The faces of Steve McCurry

Tribal elder of Rabari, India.

The faces of Steve McCurry

Kashmir.

The faces of Steve McCurry

Pakistan.

The faces of Steve McCurry

Pakistan.

The faces of Steve McCurry

Japan.

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