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Role, Location, Notes
May 4 1970

Jan Wenner

For Look “Under 30” series
May 4 1970

John Kronenberger

Editor, Look Magazine. Photographed during sitting for Joan Baez for “Under 30” series
May 3 1970

Joan Baez

For Look “Under 30” series
Mar 27 1970

Muhammad Ali

Cassius Clay
For Look “Under 30” series
Mar 27 1970

Cassius Clay

Muhammad Ali
For Look “Under 30” series
Feb 26 1970

Sam Brown

For Look “Under 30” series


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H. Ross Perot, 1930-2019

American business magnate, billionaire, philanthropist, and former politician H. Ross Perot has died aged 89. […]

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali became the heavyweight champion of the world for the second time on this day in 1974, when he knocked out George Foreman. […]

Muhammad Ali meets Joe Frazier

On this day, March 8, in 1971, Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier engaged in the “Fight of the Century” at New York’s Madison Square Garden. […]

Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall was officially sworn in to the nation’s highest court at the opening ceremony of the Supreme Court term on October 2, 1967. […]

Neil Armstrong

NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong was born on this day, August 5, in 1930. […]

Buckminster Fuller

American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor, and futurist Buckminster Fuller was born 125 years ago. […]

One True Podcast

One True Podcast delves into all things related to Hemingway, his work, and his world. […]

Inspire Like Churchill

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the International Churchill Society has launched a global competition inspired by the famous speeches of Britain’s wartime Prime Minister. […]

Ronald Reagan

March 30, 2020, marks the 29th anniversary of the assassination attempt on US President Ronald Reagan. […]

Marian Anderson

On January 7, 1955, Marian Anderson became the first African American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.  […]

Mikhail Gorbachev

In an interview with the BBC earlier this month, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned that current tension between Russia and the West is putting the world in “colossal danger” due to the threat from nuclear weapons.  […]

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. […]

Watergate Scandal

On July 24, 1974, in United States v. Nixon, the Court ruled unanimously that claims of executive privilege over the “Watergate” tapes were void. […]

Canada Day

Canada Day is a federal statutory holiday which celebrates the anniversary of July 1, 1867. […]

New York World’s Fair

David Sarnoff, then president of RCA, chose to introduce television to the mass public at the RCA pavilion. […]

René Arthur

Karsh photographed dozens of plays at the Dominion Drama Festival from 1933 to 1938. […]

Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico

“Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico” opened at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, on January 19, 2019, and runs through May 12, 2019. The exhibition was curated by Kristen Gresh, Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Curator of Photographs. […]

Bauhaus at 100

The Bauhaus was a German art school operational from 1919 to 1933 that combined crafts and the fine arts, and was famous for the approach to design that it publicized and taught. […]

George Guglielmo, Atlas Steel

The American Publicity Director of Atlas Steels approached Mr. Karsh in 1950, saying “that for years I had been glorifying the great of this world… what about trying my hands at glorifying the humble ones of the earth.”  […]

Hans Hartung in Demand

“After decades of inertia, the market for the great abstract artist Hans Hartung is gaining momentum thanks to support from leading galleries and museums.” […]

Canada, a land of immigrants

Journalist Robert McGarvey wrote an article for Troy Media this week, reflecting on “the enormous contribution of newcomers to Canada.” It is Karsh’s immigration story that McGarvey uses to make his point. […]

Dag Hammarskjöld

New evidence has emerged linking an RAF veteran to the death in 1961 of the UN secretary general Dag Hammarskjöld in a mysterious plane crash in southern Africa. […]

Portrait of a Princess

Royal Canadian Mint and the Estate of Yousuf Karsh are excited to announce this new limited edition silver coin available for sale. […]

Jerome Robbins

Choreographer and director Jerome Robbins was born on October 11, in 1918, making this his centenary year.  […]

Supreme Court Justices

This week the United States will seat a new supreme court justice. Yousuf Karsh photographed several North American justices, from the 1930s to the 1970s. […]

Estrellita Karsh Interview for WYSO

As well as telling the compelling story behind the 1941 portrait of Winston Churchill that truly launched Karsh’s career, Estrellita speaks to how Karsh’s own history informed his work, leading to such intimate and honest photographs. […]

Dr. Victor McKusick

“It is our hope that Maine high school students will view the poster and will learn about a scientist important to the field of medical genetics and from their home state of Maine.” […]

“We Met in Paris”

Joan E. Howard is the director of Petite Plaisance, the former home of Marguerite Yourcenar and Grace Frick. Available now in hardcover and digital download from University of Missouri Press is Howard’s latest book, “We Met in Paris” Grace Frick and Her Life with Marguerite Yourcenar. […]

Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms

“Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms” opened at the New-York Historical Society this week and is the first internationally touring exhibition devoted to Rockwell’s iconic depictions of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms. This 1956 portrait by Karsh hangs at the very start of the exhibition. […]

William Schwartz, 1933-2017

We recently learned of the passing of Dean William Schwartz, of Boston University School of Law. Dean Schwartz served as professor of law at the school for more than 30 years.  […]

Josip Broz Tito

Yugoslav communist revolutionary and political leader, Josip Broz, died on this day, May 4, in 1980. […]

Hubert de Givenchy, 1927-2018

“Mr. Givenchy came to the attention of the young Ms. Hepburn, a rising star who was so charmed by his youthful designs that she insisted that he make her clothes for nearly all of her movies, and help mold her sylphlike image in the process.” […]

Library and Archives Canada

In the 1930s, Karsh was in Ottawa photographing the general public, including weddings, children, pets and passport photos, in amongst local dignitaries, and productions of the Ottawa Little Theatre. […]

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. […]

Joan Crawford

A biography of Joan Crawford has just been released by Simon and Schuster. […]

H. G. Wells: War of the Worlds

On October 30, 1938, Orson Welles supposedly caused a nationwide panic with a radio broadcast of his adaptation of H. G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds”. […]

Jonas Salk

Relationships with the relatives and estates of Yousuf Karsh’s subjects can turn up interesting stories and personal photos, and lead to new uses of the images. […]

Karsh Award Artists Welcome a New Generation

The Karsh Award honors the artistic legacy of Yousuf Karsh and his brother Malak Karsh, while continuing an intergenerational chain of mentorship that fosters camera-based innovation. […]

Lyndon B. Johnson

After Lyndon B. Johnson was elected president in 1964, the stage was set for the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965. […]

“Continuum” Exhibition and Events

“Continuum: Karsh Award Artists Welcome a New Generation” opens on September 14, 2017, with a series of events taking place at Karsh Masson Gallery, Ottawa. […]

Thurgood Marshall

On this day, August 30, in 1967, Thurgood Marshall became the first African American to be confirmed as a Supreme Court justice. […]

Château Laurier – A Splendid Century

Yousuf Karsh lived and worked at the Château Laurier for 19 years and his photographs hang in their Reading Lounge and the Karsh Suite. A new book by author Kevin J. Holland about the hotel’s past titled “Château Laurier – A Splendid Century” is out now. […]

A Statue of Yousuf Karsh is Unveiled

“The presence of the statue of Yousuf Karsh in downtown Ottawa will always be one of the most beautiful symbols of Armenian-Canadian friendly relations.” […]

Hemingway’s Brain

The Washington Post Style section ran a cover story about Dr. Andrew Farah’s book, Hemingway’s Brain, which suggests Hemingway suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. […]

Cameras and Lighting

Karsh’s camera of choice was large format: 8 by 10 with an interchangeable 4 by 5 back. He preferred tungsten lights because he could see the results playing across the faces of his subjects, and they were less disruptive than the flash of strobes. […]

Crater on Mercury named after Karsh

“The MESSENGER Education and Public Outreach (EPO) Team, coordinated through Carnegie Science, announces the winning names from its competition to name five impact craters on Mercury.” […]

Audrey Hepburn Google Doodle Inspired by Karsh Portrait

“Finding the right solution for someone as timeless as Audrey proved a tricky task. Not only was she a classically beautiful actress, she also dedicated her life to philanthropy. It was easy to find inspiration for her portrait in Yousuf Karsh’s photograph from 1956.” […]




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.

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