Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Princess Elizabeth

Princess Elizabeth

1951

Karsh's official portrait of Princess Elizabeth was taken at Clarence House, in London, on July 30, 1951. It shows the young Princess happy and relaxed, only a short six months before the death of her father, King George VI, when she suddenly became the future Queen of England, with all the weighty responsibilities that would bring.

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.

Michel Platini

Michel Platini

Portugal’s star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has overtaken France’s Michel Platini as the record goalscorer at the European Championships. […]

Judy Garland

Judy Garland

The American actress, singer and dancer Judy Garland was born on this day, June 10, in 1992. […]

Marguerite Yourcenar

Marguerite Yourcenar

Marguerite Yourcenar was a French novelist and essayist who was born in Brussels on this day, June 8, in 1903. […]

Cornell Capa

Cornell Capa

Karsh photographed a handful of his fellow photographers. Robert Capa was photographed in 1981 and 1990. […]

John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck

Steinbeck’s first successful novel, “Tortilla Flat”, was published on this day, May 28, in 1935. […]

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