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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

The Karsh Generation by the Ottawa Citizen

Karsh Generation Ottawa Citizen‘On Oct. 25, to mark the centennial of Yousuf Karsh’s birth on Dec. 23, 1908, the Citizen published 14 portraits of young Ottawa residents taken by Karsh in the 1930s, before he was a world-famous photographer. We chose the photos at random from Karsh’s negatives – more than 150,000 of them – stored at Library and Archives Canada. All we knew of the people in the photos were their names and the dates they were photographed. We asked Citizen readers to tell us about the people who had been immortalized by the young Karsh. These are their stories.’

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