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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

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John Loengard: Celebrating the Negative

John Loengard: Celebrating the Negative

“Celebrating the Negative” is a study of the original film on which famous images have been captured by some of the most important photographers from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Agnes Macphail

Agnes Macphail

In the April 3rd, 2017, issue of Macleans, Christine Sismondo wrote an article titled: “The history and lessons of those ‘lock her up’ chants. What history – including the career of Agnes Macphail – can tell us about this fraught moment for women in politics.”

Exhibit Citizen Karsh’s Collection

Exhibit Citizen Karsh’s Collection

In a letter to the Ottawa Citizen, Lilly Koltun, PhD, Director General (ret’d), Portrait Gallery of Canada, writes: “Exhibit citizen Karsh’s collection”

The Churchill Factor

The Churchill Factor

Special permission was given for British author and politician Boris Johnson to use a colorized version of the portrait of Winston Churchill for the cover of his book.

Elie Wiesel, 1928-2016

Elie Wiesel, 1928-2016

Author, Nobel Peace Prize Winner, and Auschwitz survivor, Elie Wiesel, died in June, 2016.

Why is Churchill “grumpy” on new banknote?

Why is Churchill “grumpy” on new banknote?

After The Bank of England revealed a new plastic five pound note featuring Winston Churchill, ‘No Such Thing as The News’ discuss why the former prime minister looks so displeased in the photo.

Cover of the Telegraph Magazine

Cover of the Telegraph Magazine

In April, 2016, Britain’s Telegraph Magazine celebrated Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday with this cover featuring a Karsh portrait of Her Majesty.

Developer Formulae

Developer Formulae

The developers were to Karsh’s own formulae because that is what he learned from his early years with George Nakash and John Garo – no Kodak packages.

Cameras and Lighting

Cameras and Lighting

Karsh’s camera of choice was large format: 8 by 10 with an interchangeable 4 by 5 back. He preferred tungsten lights because he could see the results playing across the faces of his subjects, and they were less disruptive than the flash of strobes.

Crater on Mercury named after Karsh

Crater on Mercury named after Karsh

“The MESSENGER Education and Public Outreach (EPO) Team, coordinated through Carnegie Science, announces the winning names from its competition to name five impact craters on Mercury.”

Audrey Hepburn Google Doodle Inspired by Karsh Portrait

Audrey Hepburn Google Doodle Inspired by Karsh Portrait

“Finding the right solution for someone as timeless as Audrey proved a tricky task. Not only was she a classically beautiful actress, she also dedicated her life to philanthropy. It was easy to find inspiration for her portrait in Yousuf Karsh’s photograph from 1956.”

Portraits of Performers

Portraits of Performers

At 395 Wellington, Library and Archives Canada will be mounting a small exhibition about some of the performers that Karsh photographed.