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Eye to Eye

Eye to Eye
Photograph by Steve McCurry

“She’s as striking as the young girl I photographed 17 years ago,” says Steve McCurry. Then as now, Sharbat Gula looks at the world with uncompromising, unforgettable eyes. Until she was shown the June 1985 Geographic this year, she had no idea that her image had been seen by millions. People have told McCurry that her face alone inspired them to aid refugees.



Camera: Nikon F100
Film Type: Ektachrome
Lens: 85mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/4
Weather Conditions: Overcast
Time of Day: Mid-morning
Lighting Techniques: Natural Light


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