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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

1954

“‘He will never be here,’ the gallery owner commented, when my assistant and two hundred pounds of equipment arrived. ‘He says the same thing to every photographer.’ To everyone’s amazement, the ‘old lion’ not only kept his photographic appointment with me but was prompt and wore a new shirt.”

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.

The Crown

The Crown

Netflix series “The Crown” is proving to be one of the most successful and most “binge-watched” series of all time. Naturally, Mr. Karsh photographed many of the people who are portrayed in the show.  […]

Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier

Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier

On this day, April 18, in 1956, American actress Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier of Monaco.
“The animated movie star welcomed me to her New York apartment in blue jeans, with her hair in curlers!” […]

Berenice Abbott: A Life in Photography

Berenice Abbott: A Life in Photography

Our friend and colleague Julia Van Haaften, founding curator of the New York Public Library’s photography collection, has released her in-depth biography Berenice Abbott: A Life in Photography. […]

Giacometti: Final Portrait

Giacometti: Final Portrait

Having debuted at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2017, director Stanley Tucci’s biopic of Alberto Giacometti, “Final Portrait,” is now on wide release.  […]

Yukio Ozaki’s Cherry Blossoms

Yukio Ozaki’s Cherry Blossoms

Each year at this time, the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. commemorates the 1912 gift to the city of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo. […]

Marian Anderson sings at Lincoln Memorial

Marian Anderson sings at Lincoln Memorial

On Easter Sunday, April 9, 1939, Marian Anderson performed a free open-air concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. She sang before a crowd of more than 75,000 people and a radio audience in the millions. […]

Picasso: Genius

Picasso: Genius

The National Geographic television channel will release a second season of its biographical “Genius” series on April 24th, 2018. Pablo Picasso is played by Antonio Banderas. […]

Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King was assassinated on this day, April 4, in 1968.  President Lyndon B. Johnson declared April 7 a national day of mourning for the civil rights leader.  […]

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