1 A Very Brief History of Photographic Portraiture


In this portrait from Behind Photographs, Tim Mantaoni made portraits of famous photographers with one of their best-known images. Steve McCurry made the portrait of The Afghan Girl in 1984; Mantaoni shot his portrait in 2002. Both of these portraits were used on the cover of National Geographic magazine. As part of the project, Mantaoni asked the photographers to write their comments about the photograph on the border of the image. © Tim Mantaoni (Courtesy of the artist)

Peshawar, Pakistan, 1984.“I looked for this girl for 17 years and finally found her in 2002. Her name is Sharbat Gula.” —Steve ...

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