C. San Juan, 9, 45800 Quintanar de la Orden, Toledo, España

Street Art Type

Steve McCurry photographed the Afghan girl named Sharbat Gula in 1985 in a refugee camp in Afghanistan, since that day, her gaze has become a beautiful icon of something as tragic as the lives of refugees in war.

Her gaze, known worldwide, hypnotizes whoever looks at her, transmitting multiple feelings such as fear, pain, anger, shyness and hope.

The graffiti is found in the streets of Quintanar de la Orden, it is a tribute to peace. The red shawl connects the 3 girls, the first one is the one that everyone knows, from my point of view, it is one of the most beautiful faces in the world. In the second, the shawl covers her face, representing shyness and penetrating gaze, there is an interesting anecdote and it is that this image was going to be the cover of National Geographic in 1985, however, at the last minute they decided to put the first portrait. The third symbolizes peace, with a white dove holding a flower, whose leaves are Sharbat's eyes and whose stem hints at her face, making the graffiti perfectly balanced.

I have to say that on a personal level, it is one of the graffiti that I have enjoyed the most, as an artist in love with the eyes, I think I have not found any look that transmits more than that of Sharbat Gula.

  • artacross
    March 11, 2022 at 11:08 pm

    I was here and parked the car in front of the graffiti to admire it.

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