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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

1956

“When I photographed her in Hollywood and commented on her quality of sophisticated vulnerability, she told me of her harrowing experiences during the Second World War. Years later, in the Kremlin, Chairman Brezhnev agreed to sit for me only if I made him as beautiful as Audrey Hepburn.”

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.

Harry Truman

Harry Truman

Truman signed Executive Order 9981 on July 26, 1948, calling for the desegregation of the U.S. Armed Forces. […]

Bob Hope

Bob Hope

In 1959 and 1960, Karsh photographed more than a dozen public figures for “TV Guide.” […]

Clement Attlee

Clement Attlee

The results of the 1945 United Kingdom general election were declared on July 26, with Labor’s Clement Attlee winning a landslide victory. […]

Edmund Hillary

Edmund Hillary

New Zealand mountaineer, explorer, and philanthropist, Edmund Hillary was born on this day, July 20, in 1919.  […]

Stephen Leacock

Stephen Leacock

With my usual impatience I jumped into the motorboat. “No, no,” Leacock shouted. “We’re going out in the canoe. I’ll paddle.”  […]

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