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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
: شربت ګله
, literally “Flower Sharbat
“) (pronounced [ˈʃaɾbat]
) (born ca. 1972) is an Afghan woman who was the subject of a famous photograph
by journalist Steve McCurry
. Gula 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. Gula was known throughout the world simply as “the Afghan Girl
” until she was formally identified in early 2002. The photograph has been likened to Leonardo da Vinci
‘s painting of the Mona Lisa
and is sometimes popularly referred to as “the Afghan Mona Lisa”.
Specialising in oil painting more than photography, this all rounder and friend has some real skills.
My brother also takes amazing photographs (even if they do lack the professional touch, ahem:P)
Here’s one he took while travelling around Burma.
Here’s his new Blog