Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Andrei Sakharov

Dr. Andrei Sakharov, 1989

Russian nuclear physicist, dissident, Nobel laureate, and activist for disarmament, peace and human rights, Andrei Sakharov was born on this day, May 21, in 1921. Though late in Karsh’s career – he closed his studio in 1992 – 1989 was still a very prolific year for him. See who was photographed that year.

See a different portrait of Sakharov.