Top 10 World Most Famous Photos Ever

October 4, 2008 · Posted in People, Pictures, Shocking · 5,791 Comments 

01. Afghan Girl [1984]
Photographer: Steve McCurry

Famous photo, The Afghan Girl

And of course the afghan girl, picture shot by National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry. Sharbat Gula was one of the students in an informal school within the refugee camp; McCurry, rarely given the opportunity to photograph Afghan women, seized the opportunity and captured her image. She was approximately 12 years old at the time. She made it on the cover of National Geographic next year, and her identity was discovered in 1992.

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