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Elodie Morel from Christie's France On: The Value of a Photograph

They say a picture is worth a thousand words but quite often, a viewer drawn by the works of Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Margaret Bourke-White will start to ask themselves: “ 770 more words


Considered one of the greatest photos ever taken, Afghan Girl (made the cover of National Geographic!) captures the haunting beauty of a young girl trapped in a desperately poor, wartorn land.  301 more words

World Day Against Child Labour

The World Day Against Child Labour is an International Labour Organization (ILO) sanctioned holiday first launched in 2002 aiming to raise awareness and activism to prevent child labour. 119 more words


Chester County DA: 'Afghan Girl' Print, McCurry Works Stolen In Inside Job

EXTON, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a print of the famous “Afghan Girl” photograph that once graced the cover of National Geographic is among dozens of items stolen from a suburban Philadelphia art gallery. 117 more words


Afghan Girl - A Life Revealed

This is the story of the photograph taken in 1984 by Steve McCurry and used as the front cover of the National Geographic in June 1985… 359 more words


One Magical Instant

At one magical instant the page of a book – that string of confused, alien ciphers – shivered into meaning.
Words spoke to you, gave up their secrets; 337 more words

vanbytheriver reblogged this on vanbytheriver and commented:

Simply the best. A man so important to photography, Kodak gave him their last roll of Kodachrome. He did not waste it.