The National Geographic cover girl - then and now

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


Remember this girl? Well, of course you do. She’s the famous National Geographic Magazine cover girl. Her name is Sharbat Gula and the original picture, called 'Afghani Girl', was taken in a Pakistani refugee camp by photographer Steve McCurry for National Geographic in 1985, when she was approximately 13 years old. The second one was made 17 year later, in 2002, when a team of experts finally located and identified her, using biometric technology.
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11 comentarii:

Anonymous said...

wrong person

pakugirl said...

its either the lighting or she's had a nose job done...

artist.sara said...

remember, this is 17 years later. she would be 30 years old versus 13. not to mention she's living in a war torn country. also, facial features such as the nose and ears can shift and change a lot as you age. also lighting can make a big difference, as mentioned by the person above.

Katie said...

her lips and cheek bones clearly show that it is the same girl

barbara said...

Wow. That's her. Of all the Nat. Geo covers, I can't forget this one.

Anonymous said...

Those wide eyes... ... penetrating deep into my very void. Sparkling inhuman beauty, a titanic soul forged in the endless flame of suffering. A queen warrior! Hail to Sharbat Gula!

Anonymous said...

How can we forget this amazing face? Everytime I see a Natinal Geographic magazine I think about this girl. It's sad to see that what years of suffering and lack of hope can make in a human's face. However her strong soul speaks out. She must be a amazing woman.

Anonymous said...

those blood vessels in your eyes don't change. look at the eye on the right. notice the same red vessels. it's the same girl. same eyebrow directional growth, with a bit of a sag due to age. and features like the nose are more round at a young age. as you get older, these features become more defined and edged.

budji said...

Very unforgettable photo. I saw this in NatgeoTV sometime ago. Fascinating story. She would have grown nicely if she lives in a happy and free world. Nevertheless, I wish her a better life. Kudos to Steve McCurry.

MikeVicious said...

Into your very void? Shut the fuck up freak show. It's a girl from the middle east with green eyes...big fuckin deal.

Anonymous said...

hey Mr. MikeVicious... u should visit the middle east sometime!!! Every girl here is a big deal!!!

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