Sharbat Gula (Afghan Girl)
An image permanently etched in the collective consciousness.
Steve McCurry's portrait, originally appearing on the cover of National Geographic in 1985, was selected by Belinda Siu who works at Winsor Gallery. A stunning portrait, McCurry took a second portrait of Sharbat Gula seventeen years later. Her eyes are still just as piercing.
If you ever wondered what became of Sharbat Gula, you can read, A Life Revealed a follow up article to the original photograph that was written by Cathy Newman.