Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw

1943

“Leon Edel, Henry James’s biographer, has remarked that Shaw’s ‘way of meeting people was to charm them by being charmed himself.’ Shaw came bursting into the room with the energy of a young man, though he was almost ninety years old.”

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.

John Updike

John Updike

American novelist, poet, and short-story writer John Updike died on this day, January 27, in 2009. […]

Paul Gallico

Paul Gallico

Paul Gallico was an American novelist and short story and sports writer. […]

Apollo 11

Apollo 11

A follower on Instagram asked whether there was a story to go with Karsh’s meeting with the Apollo 11 astronauts. […]

Princess Elizabeth

Princess Elizabeth

The cover of this week’s “Hello! Canada” features this beautiful color portrait from Karsh’s 1951 sitting with Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth. […]

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

Actress and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn was born on January 20, in 1993. […]

Dr. Thomas Cullen

Dr. Thomas Cullen

The Judith Robinson fonds at McMaster University Library in Hamilton, Ontario, contains an original print of this portrait of Dr. Thomas Cullen. […]

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