Afghanistan 1984

Expression oh so haunting
Piercing eyes which bore
Sharbat Gula Afghan

Sharbat Gula became Afghanistan’s most famous refugee after US photographer Steve McCurry captured her face in a refugee camp on the Pakistan-Afghan border in the 1980s. This picture which later went on to become a symbolic image was published on the front cover of the National Geographic

Don Matthews
December 2022

Published by donmatthewspoetry

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