This iconic image was taken by Philadelphia born, Steve McCurry… He became famous when he introduced his haunting images of the conflict in Afghanistan.
This particular photo of an unknown Pakistani girl made its way around the world in 1984. The girl with the green eyes aroused such curiosity that a National Geographic team was sent to try to locate her. In 2002 they found the girl's identity and the photo taken 17 years later is displayed in this exhibition as well.
Each of the 27 images that make up the exhibition is carefully chosen and tended to achieve maximum impact. And each is a masterpiece of composition, light and color.
I found that McCurry's sensitivity to the beauty found in the rugged faces of the struggling peoples he sought to photograph to be remarkable. The portraiture is stunning.
This free exhibition ( until September 21)…. is housed in the gallery called Theatre de la Photopraphie et de L'image ….. 27 Blvd de la Dubuchage , Nice.
If you haven't already…..Go!