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'Afghan Girl': Taking National Geographic's Most Famous Photo

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Renowned photographer Steve McCurry earnestly recalls shooting the photo 'Afghan Girl' for National Geographic. 'Afghan Girl' is often described as one of the most recognizable photos in the world.

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The Chautauqua Institution presents a conversation with renowned Photographer Steve McCurry. This program was recorded on July 26, 2010.

Steve McCurry, a winner of many of photography's top awards and a member of the Magnum Photos photography cooperative since 1986, is recognized universally as one of today's finest image-makers. Best known for his evocative color photography, McCurry, in the finest documentary tradition, captures the essence of human struggle and joy.

Many of his images have become modern icons; his June 1985 National Geographic cover photo, "Afghan Girl," is often described as the most recognizable photo in the world today.