Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

1956

“When I photographed her in Hollywood and commented on her quality of sophisticated vulnerability, she told me of her harrowing experiences during the Second World War. Years later, in the Kremlin, Chairman Brezhnev agreed to sit for me only if I made him as beautiful as Audrey Hepburn.”

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.

Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Apollo 11 was launched by a Saturn V rocket from Kennedy Space Center on July 16, 1969, and the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle landed on the moon on July 20, 1969. […]

Barry Goldwater

Barry Goldwater

In July of 1964, Senator Barry Goldwater won the Republican Party’s presidential nomination.  […]

Boris Yeltsin

Boris Yeltsin

Boris Yeltsin became the first President of the Russian Federation on this day, July 10, in 1991.  […]

Stephen Sondheim Theatre

Stephen Sondheim Theatre

The producer and theatre owner Sir Cameron Mackintosh has announced that he is planning to rename the Queen’s Theatre in London’s West End as the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.  […]

Civil Rights Act

Civil Rights Act

On this day in 1964, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law. […]

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