La Chica Afgana ha sido un emblema de ustedes , conocida en todo el mundo, pero nunca había visto de los osos pardos , que le sacan la bilis, sin anestesia a veces , algo horrible.. arcaico. El hombre es el depredador mas grande del planeta..!♥.
Associate Editor, National Geographic magazine
Published October 4, 2013
A familiar face looks out from the October cover of National Geographic magazine. It belongs to Sharbat Gula, better known as the "Afghan girl." Her intense, haunting portrait was taken by photographer Steve McCurry in 1984, when he met the orphaned Gula–then about 12 years old–at a refugee camp in Afghanistan.
The picture, first published on the cover of the June 1985 edition, became an instant icon. Small wonder, then, that National Geographic's editors chose to put Gula on the cover again for the 125th anniversary issue, which focuses on the power of photography. (See National Geographic magazine's update on Gula in "A Life Revealed.")
"For me personally, the Afghan girl photo is such a meaningful choice for the anniversary issue because she makes me wonder what she is thinking and what she has been through," says Editor in Chief Chris Johns. "We wanted to honor the impact this picture had on readers around the world. Great photos stand the test of time. It is as relevant today as when it was made."
"She is our Mona Lisa," adds director of photography Sarah Leen. "She is woven into our history, and we are woven into hers."
This time the Afghan girl has company on the cover. A pullout features more than 100 photos, most of which were published in past issues. Here's a bit of background on ten of the most intriguing.
Photograph by Sarah Leen, National Geographic
Photograph by James Nachtewy VII, National Geographic
Photograph by David Doubilet, National Geographic
Photograph by Mark Leong, National Geographic
Photograph by Mark O. Thiessen, National Geographic
Photograph by Joe McNally, National Geographic
Photograph by Luis Marden, National Geographic
Photograph by Robert E. Peary, National Geographic
Photograph by Fritz Hoffmann, National Geographic
Photograph by George Steinmetz, National Geographic
Published October 2, 2013
Just grabbed my copy yesterday, it is a very meaningful and inspiring issue to me as i travel the road to discover my own world and others with my DSLR. One image could be filled with more than 1 million words, but I like to leave it to the viewers to interpret what they see into their own.. Kind of like music, one song can have many meanings to different people.
@Steven Wilson OK.. ♥.
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