The Stories Behind 10 World-Famous Photos, By The People Who Took Them

Tim Mantoani started taking Polaroid snaps in 2006 of iconic photographers clutching one of their famous pictures. Eight years later, his book Behind Photographs features over 150 portraits.

1. “Afghan Girl”, Peshawar, Pakistan, 1984, by Steve McCurry

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I looked for this girl for 17 years and finally found her in 2002. Her name is Sharbat Gula.

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