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.

Marx Brothers

Marx Brothers

“They had as wonderful a time with me as their willing and hapless victim as I did relishing their antics.” […]

Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher became Britain’s first female prime minister on this day, May 4, in 1979. […]

James McIntosh

James McIntosh

“You know, Mr. Karsh, the one that I would like you to photograph is not myself so much as my faithful aide.” […]

Zubin Mehta

Zubin Mehta

The conductor Zubin Mehta was born on this day, April 29, in 1936. […]

Kawabata Yasunari

Kawabata Yasunari

Dogū are small humanoid and animal figurines made during the later part of the Jōmon period of prehistoric Japan. […]

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