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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.

Justice Felix Frankfurter

Justice Felix Frankfurter

New to our digital archives: Felix Frankfurter, a noted advocate of judicial restraint in the judgments of the United States Supreme Court. […]

Presidents’ Day

Presidents’ Day

Today is the Presidents’ Day federal holiday in the United States. Karsh photographed twelve United States Presidents, from Herbert Hoover to Bill Clinton. […]

Charles Schulz

Charles Schulz

On this day, February 12, in 2000, the world lost one of its most beloved cartoonists, Charles “Sparky” Schulz. […]

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

Celebrating the release of Nelson Mandela after 27 years in prison on February 11, 1990, we added this portrait of the great man to our online archive. […]

Harold MacMillan

Harold MacMillan

The Right Honorable Harold Macmillan was born on this day, February 10, in 1894. […]

King George VI

King George VI

On February 6, in 1952, Britain’s King George VI died and his eldest daughter Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth II. […]

Flying Over Sunset

Flying Over Sunset

It’s 1957. You are at a beautiful beach house overlooking the Pacific. You’re there with Cary Grant, Clare Boothe Luce and Aldous Huxley and they are on an acid trip. […]

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