Gezien in documentaire “Views on Vermeer”
van Hans Pool en Koos de Wilt (2009):
foto “Afghan Girl” van Steve McCurry (1984)
“One must not take photo’s,
It is the photo that takes you…..
There is nothing in this world
that does not have
a decisive moment”
Afghan Girl is a 1984 photographic portrait by photographer
Steve McCurry. It has been likened to Leonardo da Vinci’s
painting of the Mona Lisa or to Vermeer’s Girl With a Pearl Earring.
The girl in the photograph was called “the Afghan Girl”
by the public until she was formally identified in early 2002 as
Sharbat Gula, an Afghan woman who was living as a refugee in Pakistan
during the time of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan when she was
photographed. The image brought her recognition when it was featured
on the cover of the June 1985 issue of National Geographic Magazine
at a time when she was approximately 12 years old.