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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway

1957

“I expected to meet in the author a composite of the heroes of his novels. Instead, in 1957, at his home Finca Vigía, near Havana, I found a man of peculiar gentleness, the shyest man I ever photographed - a man cruelly battered by life, but seemingly invincible.”

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.

Lyndon B. Johnson

Lyndon B. Johnson

After Lyndon B. Johnson was elected president in 1964, the stage was set for the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965.

Dag Hammarskjold

Dag Hammarskjold

Dag Hammarskjold was the youngest person to ever have held the United Nations Secretary-General post, and is one of only four people to be awarded a posthumous Nobel Prize.

John and Jacqueline Kennedy

John and Jacqueline Kennedy

On this day, September 12, 1953, Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy of Massachusetts married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier.

Nikita Khrushchev

Nikita Khrushchev

Nikita Khrushchev died on this day, September 11, in 1971, aged 77.

“Continuum” Exhibition and Events

“Continuum” Exhibition and Events

“Continuum: Karsh Award Artists Welcome a New Generation” opens on September 14, 2017, with a series of events taking place at Karsh Masson Gallery, Ottawa.

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