Why McCurry Doesn’t Owe Anyone Royalties for Afghan Girl

Italy— Sharbat Gulla will now call the Mediterranean country her home. For those unaware of who Gulla is, that’s likely because you know her as Afghan Girl. She’s the 12-year-old refugee who stared down the lens of world-famous photographer Steve McCurry. The portrait went viral in today’s terms, and National Geographic was the platform that spread its power. Any time Gulla comes up in the news, so does McCurry’s contribution to her story, and many people show their disdain for the success McCurry has been able to enjoy because of it.

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How Legendary Photographer Steve McCurry Overcame Shyness to Become One of the Greats

Legendary photographer Steve McCurry can’t imagine life without a camera in his hands and refuses to retire; that is totally fine with us.

There is no doubt that Steve McCurry is one of the greatest photographers of our time. His dedication and commitment to the art of photography has gifted the world with some of the most captivating images ever seen. In a recent interview, Steve tells Kate Snow about how he started his journey into the world of photography, how he captured some of his most famous images, and how he still has to overcome his shyness to be able to approach people in the streets. Check out the insightful video interview after the break. Continue reading…