The Afghan Girl
Many of these photographs are famous and widely published, but one picture has become one of
the best known and loved around the world.
Steve McCurry was shooting in refugee camps along the afghanistan-pakistan border looking for an
image to tell the dramatic human story behind the headlines of war and horror.
I saw this one little girl off in the corner with this incredible look, this beautiful little girl,
but she had
this sort of haunted look about her with these really beautiful eyes.
And I just, I knew instantly that
this was going to be an amazing portrait. So I spent maybe two minutes with her, photographed her,
made 15 pictures I would say and then, uh, she got up thought the show was over and got up and walked away.
The photograph of the girl with the amazing green eyes, known simply as the Afghan Girl, captured hearts and minds around the world, but no one knew her name or what had happened to her.
In 2002 we went back and did an exhaustive search and we got so many false leads and so many other refugees who were
claiming to be her.
Finally there was one man that came forward and we'd almost forgotten about it when a couple days later he comes back with, with her, with Sharbat Gula the the Afghan girl. And we were just thrilled that she was still alive, that she was in fact healthy, had a family, was married and was living in a her village back in Afghanistan.
SÓ VALE VER A RESPOSTA AO LADO DEPOIS, TÁ!
In what country does the story take place?
Who are the important people in the video?
The husband and the wife
The photographer and the girl
The refugee children
What is amazing about the girl?
Her green eyes
Her brown skin
What/who were they trying to find
The little girl
The grown up woman
What is the name of the photographer?
Where in Afghanistan was he taking photos?
A village in Pakistan
A refugee camp on the Afghan border
A camp in Pakistan
What is another word for "photograph of a person?"
How did he describe the girls "look"?
What was the photograph known as?
Green eyed girl
The Afghan girl
What year did they go back to find her?