Most Iconic Magazine Covers Of All Time

Written by Keren Mikva

National Geographic, Afghan Girl (1985)

Steve McCurry captured this photograph in 1985 of Sharbat Gula, a young girl living in a refugee camp on the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan. The haunting picture told the story before readers even carried on to the article. Gula had seen her village bombed, her family killed, and had gone through things no girl her age should have to. National Geographic tracked Gula down years later and photographed her once more. Though the face may have changed, the eyes were undoubtedly the same.