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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.

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.  […]

William Schwartz, 1933-2017

William Schwartz, 1933-2017

We recently learned of the passing of Dean William Schwartz, of Boston University School of Law. Dean Schwartz served as professor of law at the school for more than 30 years.  […]

Earl Warren: Brown v. Board of Education

Earl Warren: Brown v. Board of Education

“…the extent to which we maintain the spirit of our constitution with its Bill of Rights, will in the long run do more to make it both secure and the object of adulation than the number of hydrogen bombs we stockpile.” […]

Douglas Cardinal

Douglas Cardinal

Douglas Cardinal is a Canadian architect based in Ottawa, Canada. He is still practicing, and his firm was recently in touch about using a portrait. […]

Coronation of George VI

Coronation of George VI

On this day, May 12, in 1937, George VI was crowned King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth. In 1939, King George became the first British monarch to visit America and Canada. […]

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