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Jan 8, 2024

Greetings and welcome to SEASON TWO of ILL REPUTE!

In 1984, an ambitious photojournalist snuck into Afghanistan to document the refugee crisis there. When he came across a beautiful young Afghan girl with blazing green eyes, he knew he had to get a photo of her...and seventeen years later, would go on a highly publicized search to locate the girl, now a grown woman. 

This week Sovereign Syre tells Ela Darling about how one of the most recognizable photographs ever to appear in National Geographic raises pressing questions about ethics in photojournalism, and the racist beginnings of the National Geographic brand. 

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Hosted by Sovereign Syre & Ela Darling

Script by Sovereign Syre

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Produced by Joshua Anderson