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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King

1962

This portrait was taken under the most difficult conditions. We had very little time, and the only place available was a corner of Mr. King’s church. Nowhere could he relax when constantly beset by friends and aides wishing him well, commiserating on his difficulties, congratulating him upon his return, planning new strategy. What emerged in my mind and, I trust, in the portrait, was the dedication of the man and his clear vision of ultimate victory.

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.

The Crown

The Crown

Netflix series “The Crown” is proving to be one of the most successful and most “binge-watched” series of all time. Naturally, Mr. Karsh photographed many of the people who are portrayed in the show.  […]

Charles Rado

Charles Rado

The Rapho photographic agency was founded in Paris in 1933 by Charles Rado, a Hungarian immigrant. Rapho initially represented the small group of Hungarian friends and refugee photographers Brassaï, Nora Dumas, Ergy Landau and Ylla. […]

“We Met in Paris”

“We Met in Paris”

Joan E. Howard is the director of Petite Plaisance, the former home of Marguerite Yourcenar and Grace Frick. Available now in hardcover and digital download from University of Missouri Press is Howard’s latest book, “We Met in Paris” Grace Frick and Her Life with Marguerite Yourcenar. […]

Guggenheim Museum Presents Giacometti

Guggenheim Museum Presents Giacometti

From June 8 to September 12, 2018, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents the work of the Alberto Giacometti (1901–1966) – the first major museum exhibition in the United States in more than 15 years dedicated to the Swiss-born artist. […]

Robert F. Kennedy

Robert F. Kennedy

On this day, June 6, in 1968, 42 year-old presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy was shot dead in Los Angeles. He had just won the California presidential primaries in the 1968 election. […]

Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms

Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms

“Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms” opened at the New-York Historical Society this week and is the first internationally touring exhibition devoted to Rockwell’s iconic depictions of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms. This 1956 portrait by Karsh hangs at the very start of the exhibition. […]

Sir Edmund Hillary

Sir Edmund Hillary

On this day, May 29, in 1953, Edmund Hillary and Nepali Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay were the first recorded climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest.  […]

Star Wars

Star Wars

On this day, May 25, in 1977, the film Star Wars was released in American movie theaters. […]

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