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 Gallery Overview of Portraits

A Gallery Overview of Portraits

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.

His Life in Pictures

His Life in Pictures

Yousuf Karsh’s (1908-2002) extraordinary and unique body of work presents the viewer with an intimate and compassionate view of humanity.

Yul Brynner

Yul Brynner

The Russian-born actor was born on this day, July 11, in 1920. […]

Betty Ford

Betty Ford

Ford was photographed by Karsh during a Sitting with her husband in 1977. […]

Helen Keller

Helen Keller

“When we met, she placed her marvelously sensitive fingers on my face.” […]

One True Podcast

One True Podcast

One True Podcast delves into all things related to Hemingway, his work, and his world. […]

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