"Afghanistan is possibly the most beautiful country in the world". Those are the words of Steve McCurry, the renowned and respected photojournalist best known for his picture of 'Afghan Girl' – the famous green-eyed refugee whose image graced the covers of magazines and newspapers all over the world. After crossing the border from Pakistan over 30 years ago, McCurry brought the world the first images of the conflict in Afghanistan. Now, in a culmination of his past three decades' work, he is showcasing some of the images he feels best represents all sides of Afghanistan; not just the war, but the beauty, the people and the culture.
In this short video, Steve McCurry recounts his experiences in this mysterious and unexplored nation, and shows us some of his best photos from Afghanistan.
Mazar e Sharif, 1992
Man in Bamiyan Mosque, 2006