Steve McCurry (b.1950)
Steve McCurry has travelled the world for over 20 years as a photojournalist, most notably for
National Geographic magazine. This famous photograph of a young girl in a Afghani refugee
camp appeared on the magazine’s cover during the Russian invasion of Afghanistan. It is widely
acknowledged as one of the most recognized images in the world.
In 2002, McCurry returned to Pakistan and located the girl, who had returned to her native
Afghanistan and was married and the mother of three daughters. After photographing her once
more, McCurry offered her financial assistance for medical care and education for her family.
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