Afghan Girl Photo

Afghan Girl Photo

Updated Aug 21, 2014 at 10:06PM EDT by RandomMan.

Added Mar 31, 2013 at 06:32PM EDT by Don.

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Afghan Girl is a photograph of an Afghan woman taken by journalist Steve McCurry and featured on the cover of National Geographic Magazine in 1985.

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Journalist Steve McCurry took a photo of a young girl named Sharbat Gula while at the Nasir Bagh refugee camp in 1984 (shown below, left). The photo was shot with a Nikon FM2 camera with a Nikkor 105 F2.5 lens on Kodachrome color slide film. In June of the follow year, the photograph was featured on the front cover of National Geographic magazine (shown below, right).



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