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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway

1957

“I expected to meet in the author a composite of the heroes of his novels. Instead, in 1957, at his home Finca Vigía, near Havana, I found a man of peculiar gentleness, the shyest man I ever photographed - a man cruelly battered by life, but seemingly invincible.”

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.

Katharine Graham: The Post

Katharine Graham: The Post

Katharine Graham was an American publisher who led The Washington Post for more than two decades, overseeing the Watergate coverage that eventually led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.  […]

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. […]

Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer

On this day, January 14, in 1875, Albert Schweitzer was born. Schweitzer was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize of 1952, and his acceptance speech, “The Problem of Peace,” is considered one of the best speeches ever given. […]

John Buchan and Yousuf Karsh

John Buchan and Yousuf Karsh

The fiftieth issue of the John Buchan Society’s Journal, was published at the end of 2017 and features an essay by our Curator, Jerry Fielder, about the warm and fruitful relationship between Buchan and Karsh. […]

Peggy Cummins, 1925–2017

Peggy Cummins, 1925–2017

The subject in the negative Karsh is holding up remained a mystery for many years before we learned it was Peggy Cummins, who was photographed in 1946. […]

Richard Nixon’s Refusal

Richard Nixon’s Refusal

On this day, January 4, in 1974, President Richard Nixon refused to hand over tape recordings and documents that had been subpoenaed by the Senate Watergate Committee. […]

The Robert Simpson Company

The Robert Simpson Company

During wartime, Canadian retailers did their best to support the war effort at home by selling war bonds and supporting enlisted staff. […]

In Pursuit of Happiness

In Pursuit of Happiness

The exhibition “Happiness, In Pursuit of Happiness” will include this wonderful portrait of William Holder, a sailmaker of some 60 years, in his loft in St. John, New Brunswick. […]

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