The name “Sharbat Gula” does not ring a bell with a lot of people. When shown her photo, most of them will instantly recognize her as “The Afghan girl from National Geographic”. Sharba Gula was photographed in 1984 in a refugee camp near Peshawar in Pakistan. Photographer Steve McCurry instantly became world famous with this portrait, that is not only a symbol for the Afghan War (1979-1989), but for refugees all over the world. There is so much more about his work though
When starting a blog, I think it is best to stick to the things you know, before expanding into the unknown.
This post will be about Claudette van de Rakt and her project “I am a girl”. I did my first photography internship with her and it was right in the middle of the making of the book for “I am a girl”. The project has grown on me very much and it was amazing to be a very small part of it. Continue reading