Saturday, October 2, 2010

Search for the Afghan Girl. A film.

I saw this film in July 2003 at the Kodak Gallery in Rochester, NY, while exploring a temporary exhibit of photographs taken by my favorite photographer, Steve McCurry. I've thought about the film often, since then.

The film is about Steve's search for a woman whose photograph he had taken 17 years prior, when she was approximately 12 years old. Steve's photograph of the young girl, one of the most famous photographs ever taken, appeared on the cover of National Geographic in June 1985.

The Afghan Girl, approximately age 12:



The film, Search for the Afghan Girl:

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The Afghan Girl, as she was when Steve finally found her again, 17 years later:

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