“Afghan Girl” with green eyes, star of Steve McCurry’s photography exhibition in Paris

We’re bombarded with touching images of world events all the time, but few have had the kind of influence that Steve McCurry’s ‘Afghan Girl’ did.

Taken in 1984, the photo later featured on a world famous cover of National Geographic magazine.

The photograph of Charbat Gulaa young Afghan refugee with piercing green eyes has become one of the most remarkable in the history of photography.

This image and more than 150 others by McCurry are now on display at the Maillol Museum in Paris.

“The World of Steve McCurry” documents the world’s largest retrospective of his groundbreaking works spanning multiple continents and decades.

Steve McCurry’s images encapsulate a complex universe of experiences and emotions

Composed of iconic photographs and new, never-before-seen works, McCurry’s images are known for their humanity, dignity, compassion, elegance and proportion.

The exhibition, curated by Biba Giacchetti, takes us on a long journey from Afghanistan to Southeast Asia and from Africa to Latin America.

This vast and fascinating work still retains the human element that made his famous image of the “Afghan girl” so powerful.

The exhibition will be open until May 29, 2022.

Watch the video above for a preview of the new exhibit.

Tracey L. Sweeney