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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.

Princess Grace

Princess Grace

This portrait of Princess Grace dominates the cover of Australia’s Who magazine special collector’s edition. […]

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt was an American diplomat and activist, and vocal supporter of the civil rights movement. […]

René Lévesque

René Lévesque

This portrait of René Lévesque, a minister of the government of Quebec, is included in a book about Canadian Supreme Court justice Claire L’Heureux-Dubé. […]

The John Buchan Story Museum

The John Buchan Story Museum

John Buchan is a national figure within both a Scottish and UK context. Through his prolific writing and by his many and varied contributions to public life, he was a highly influential figure. […]

Presidents’ Day

Presidents’ Day

Karsh photographed twelve United States Presidents, from Herbert Hoover to Bill Clinton.  […]

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