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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.


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.