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.

Igor Stravinsky

Igor Stravinsky

Russian-born composer, pianist, and conductor Igor Stravinsky was born on this day, June 17, in 1882. […]

Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall

President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Thurgood Marshall to the Supreme Court on this day, in 1967. […]

Anthony Eden

Anthony Eden

Anthony Eden was born on this day, June 12, in 1897. He became Prime Minister of Great Britain after Winston Churchill’s resignation in 1955.  […]

Jacques Cousteau

Jacques Cousteau

Jacques Cousteau was born on this day, June 11, in 1910. Karsh photographed Cousteau and his two sons, Jean-Michel and Philippe. […]

Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut

The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library “champions the literary, artistic, and cultural contributions of the late writer, artist, teacher, and Indianapolis native Kurt Vonnegut. […]

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.  […]

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