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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

1948

“At Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study, I found Einstein a simple, kindly, almost childlike man, too great for any of the postures of eminence. One did not have to understand his science to feel the power of his mind or the force of his personality.”

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.

Estrellita Karsh

Estrellita Karsh

Mrs. Estrellita Karsh celebrates her 90th birthday this weekend, on January 19. Estrellita Nachbar met Yousuf Karsh in 1961. […]

Dr. Martin Luther King

Dr. Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King was born on January 15, 1929. In 1964, King became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, which was awarded to him for leading nonviolent resistance to racial prejudice in the U.S. […]

Andrew Wright

Andrew Wright

Andrew Wright is the 2019 Karsh Award winner and his exhibition opens on January 23, 2019, at the Karsh-Masson Gallery, in Ottawa’s City Hall. […]

Marian Anderson

Marian Anderson

On January 7, 1955, Marian Anderson became the first African American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.  […]

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