Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Albert Camus

Albert Camus, 1954

French philosopher, author and journalist Albert Camus was born on this day, November 7, in 1913. Three years after he sat for Karsh, Camus would receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. He was the second-youngest recipient of this Prize, at the age of 44 – Rudyard Kipling was only 42 when he received his.

See some examples of other Nobel Prize Winners who were photographed by Karsh.

1954 was a busy year for Karsh, from Viscounts to Governors to Miss Canada – see who else he photographed.