Afghanistan: The Story Behind the Haunting Photo of a Starving Boy

April 9, 2015 8:00 AM

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Afghanistan: The Story Behind the Haunting Photo of a Starving Boy

Andrew Quilty’s photograph is hard to read at first. Under this sea of orange, we can barely distinguish a form: an infant Afghan boy, named Gul Ahmad, who suffers from acute malnutrition.

His mother has covered him with her orange scarf, protecting him from the heat and the dust of the place.

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