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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

1941

“My portrait of Winston Churchill changed my life. I knew after I had taken it that it was an important picture, but I could hardly have dreamed that it would become one of the most widely reproduced images in the history of photography.”

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 L. Lewis

John L. Lewis

In honor of the upcoming Labor Day holiday, we present John L. Lewis, an American leader of organized labor who served as president of the United Mine Workers of America from 1920 to 1960. […]

Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King

Fifty-six years ago, in August, 1963, Martin Luther King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. […]

C.C.F. Founding Members

C.C.F. Founding Members

In 1938 Karsh photographed founding members of the C.C.F, the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, a democratic socialist political party in Canada. […]

Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa

Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, known as Mother Teresa, was born on this day, August 26, in 1910. […]

Harold Prince, 1928-2019

Harold Prince, 1928-2019

American theatrical producer and director Harold “Hal” Prince died last month. Prince is associated with many of the best-known Broadway musical productions of the 20th century. […]

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