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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.

Presidents’ Day

Presidents’ Day

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

René Arthur

René Arthur

Karsh photographed dozens of plays at the Dominion Drama Festival from 1933 to 1938. […]

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

On this day, February 11, in 1990, Nelson Mandela was released after 27 years in prison. […]

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson was born one hundred years ago today. Robinson is legendary in the United States for being the first African American to play in Major League Baseball. […]

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