Afghan Girl

This photo of a young Afghan girl Sharbat Gula has become an iconic image over the years since it featured on the cover of National Geographic magazine in 1985. It wasn’t until 2002, up until then she had been named simply “The Afghan Girl”. The photo has been compared to being a modern day verion of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”.  She’s Afghan born, Pashtun by ethnicity. The photo was taken in 1984, taken by National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry. The image was featured on the June 1985 issue of the magazine.

Afghan Girl

This photo of a young Afghan girl Sharbat Gula has become an iconic image over the years since it featured on the cover of National Geographic magazine in 1985. It wasn’t until 2002, up until then she had been named simply “The Afghan Girl”. The photo has been compared to being a modern day verion of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”. 
 She’s Afghan born, Pashtun by ethnicity. The photo was taken in 1984, taken by National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry. The image was featured on the June 1985 issue of the magazine.