Sharbat Gula was 12 years old when she was photographed during a reporter of “National Geographic” about the sovietic occupation in Afghanistan. It became one of the most famous photos in the world. In 2002, the photographer Steve McCurry, author of the photograph, met Gula again, when she was 30, in a remote region of Afghanistan. She had no idea of the impact that her photo caused in the occidental civilization.
Author of the photo: Steve McCurry