Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

1941

“My portrait of Winston Churchill changed my life. I knew after I had taken it that it was an important picture, but I could hardly have dreamed that it would become one of the most widely reproduced images in the history of photography.”

A Life in Images

A Life in Images

Yousuf Karsh’s (1908-2002) extraordinary and unique body of work presents the viewer with an intimate and compassionate view of humanity.

Overview

Overview

During his career he held 15,312 sittings, produced over 150,000 negatives, and left an indelible artistic and historic record of the men and women who shaped the twentieth century.

Karsh Award Artists Welcome a New Generation

Karsh Award Artists Welcome a New Generation

The Karsh Award honors the artistic legacy of Yousuf Karsh and his brother Malak Karsh, while continuing an intergenerational chain of mentorship that fosters camera-based innovation.

Dr. Helen Taussig

Dr. Helen Taussig

Dr. Helen Taussig is buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, in Cambridge, Mass. This portrait is now being used to illustrate her biography on the cemetery’s website.

Richard Nixon Resigns

Richard Nixon Resigns

On this day, August 9, in 1974, Richard Nixon resigned in the face of impending impeachment.

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