Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Georgia O’Keeffe

Georgia O’Keeffe

1956

“I decided to photograph her as another friend had described her ... This portrait hangs in her Abiquiu home, now a museum operated by the Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation.”

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.

The Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prize

On this day, December 10, in 1901, on the fifth anniversary of the death of Alfred Nobel, the first Nobel Prizes were awarded. The philanthropist left the bulk of his estate to establish the annual Prize. […]

Yousuf Karsh at Reindeer Station

Yousuf Karsh at Reindeer Station

Yousuf Karsh is seen here at Reindeer Station, in Canada’s Northwest Territories, in photos taken by Reverend Ralph Gibson in the early 1950s. Both men were there for an annual reindeer round-up. […]

Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company

Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company, installed the first moving assembly line for mass production on this day, December 1, in 1913. This enabled Ford to produce a more affordable automobile. […]

Camera Press at 70: The Documentary

Camera Press at 70: The Documentary

Founded in 1947 by photographer Tom Blau, Camera Press celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. It is one of the world’s leading independent picture agencies with a long and distinguished history, representing the work of iconic photographic legends as well as modern masters. […]

The Warren Commission

The Warren Commission

On this day, November 29, in 1963, one week after President John F. Kennedy was fatally shot, President Lyndon B. Johnson established the Warren Commission. Leading the investigation into the assassination was Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren. […]

Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher

On this day, November 22, in 1990, Margaret Thatcher announced her resignation. The first woman prime minister in British history was elected in 1979 and was the longest-serving British PM of the 20th century. […]

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