The National Geographic’s Afghan Mona Lisa

Here are the haunting eyes that have been a question mark for years. No doubt you’ve seen the portrait before, as it appears almost as famous to Paris’ Mona Lisa.

Last year I found the article that finally revealed the truth behind these fragile eyes and more importantly how they had grown into a woman.  

Here is a piece of stunning travel journalism and photography that transpired from a single click in 1984; a read that will give you goose bumps, if the photo hasn’t already.

National Geographic Article: A Life Revealed


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