Photographic Stories

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1) Research and find the real story behind this photo.  Add a brief description about this real story to your post and add a link to the website you used.

I found out that the real story behind this photo is that her name was Sharbat Gula and came to Pakistan in 1983 after her parents were both killed in their Afghan village. She is 12 years old in this photo. She had to flee because she was threatened by the Afghan wars. She lived in several refugee camps before coming to the one where McCurry met her. This photo was taken by Steve McCurry and published to the National Geographic magazine. It was taken in 1985, but the identity of this girl wasn’t public until 2002.

After this photo’s popularity died down a bit, she was discovered to be a married, mother of three, and still in Pakistan.

 

http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photographers/afghan-girl-cover.html

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