Afghan Girl - Sharbat Gula

One of my favorite photographed images of all time is the "Afghan Girl". Shot in December 1984 and appeared on the cover of National Geography June 1985 edition.

It is said that Afghans have the most beautiful eyes in the world. After all, the most enchanting feature in this photograph is the piercing yet haunting eyes that showed fear, innocence, and beauty. 

Her identity was uncovered in 2002 when the original photographer of this image, McCurry, went back to Afghanistan to locate this girl. 

Her name is Sharbat Gula. 


1 kissed Nicole

  1. Probably one of the most famous pair of eyes in the world