Aug 022012
Afghanistan. Photo credit: Steve McCurry

Afghanistan. Photo credit: Steve McCurry

You probably know Steve McCurry’s photographs – or at least one very famous one, the Afghan Girl photo that was on the cover of National Geographic Magazine in June 1985 – but he has continued to produce a remarkable body work. He latest effort on his blog is a series of photos of people reading in various settings around the world. Add in the quotes from a number of famous writers and you have a thought-provoking visual essay.

A quote by Victor Hugo from the site:

To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.

In the image above, you cannot help but wonder where these young Afghan girls will be in twenty years. Hopefully the future will live up to the potential in their eyes.

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