Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

1954

“‘He will never be here,’ the gallery owner commented, when my assistant and two hundred pounds of equipment arrived. ‘He says the same thing to every photographer.’ To everyone’s amazement, the ‘old lion’ not only kept his photographic appointment with me but was prompt and wore a new shirt.”

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.

Thomas Mann

Thomas Mann

Mann’s 1918 book “Reflections of a Nonpolitical Man” was recently reissued by New York Review of Books. […]

H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells

The English author H. G. Wells was born on this day, September 21, in 1866. […]

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

“Muhammad Ali arrived at my New York studio with a breathless young editor trailing behind.” […]

Francois Mauriac

Francois Mauriac

“Paris was without electric power when I photographed the eminent Catholic writer.” […]

Share