Karsh Signature

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 370,000 negatives, and left an indelible artistic and historic record of the men and women who shaped the twentieth century.

Paul Gallico

Paul Gallico

Paul Gallico was an American novelist and short story and sports writer. […]

Apollo 11

Apollo 11

A follower on Instagram asked whether there was a story to go with Karsh’s meeting with the Apollo 11 astronauts. […]

Princess Elizabeth

Princess Elizabeth

The cover of this week’s “Hello! Canada” features this beautiful color portrait from Karsh’s 1951 sitting with Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth. […]

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

Actress and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn was born on January 20, in 1993. […]

Dr. Thomas Cullen

Dr. Thomas Cullen

The Judith Robinson fonds at McMaster University Library in Hamilton, Ontario, contains an original print of this portrait of Dr. Thomas Cullen. […]

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