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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.

Roddy McDowall

Roddy McDowall

Karsh photographed on some Hollywood movie sets in the 1960s and ’70s. […]

Andrei Sakharov

Andrei Sakharov

Russian nuclear physicist, dissident, Nobel laureate, and activist for disarmament, peace and human rights, Andrei Sakharov was born on this day in 1921. […]

Lammot du Pont II

Lammot du Pont II

Freshly digitized, Lammot du Pont II was an American businessman who was the head of the du Pont family company. […]

Lilian Levine

Lilian Levine

The Ottawa Jewish Archives shared this fabulous portrait from their collection. […]

Henry Kissinger

Henry Kissinger

This portrait of Henry Kissinger illustrates a book review in this week’s “New Yorker”. […]

VE Day

VE Day

May 8, 2020 marked the 75th anniversary of the day celebrating the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender of its armed forces. […]

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