The Story Of Sharbat Gula, The Afghan Girl

Sharbat Gula, the face of the Afghanistan tragedy

Not many people would know which face matches Sharbat Gula's name, yet her image is quite popular. As a young refugee in Afghanistan, she was photographed by the National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry. This photograph of the green-eyed Girl that even the photographer would not identify came to be the face of the Afghanistan tragedy. Referred to as the Afghan Girl, it would become the most identifiable photograph of the National Geographic magazine. Looking at the eyes of the Afghan Girl and knowing the history of the region she is from; one cannot help but see defiance in the face of adversity.