Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams, 1977

Landscape photographer, environmentalist, and friend and colleague of Yousuf Karsh, Ansel Adams was born on this day, February 20, in 1902. Adams helped found Group f/64, an association of photographers advocating “pure” photography which favored sharp focus and the use of the full tonal range of a photograph. Adams and Karsh taught workshops together in Yosemite in the late ’70s and to this day we are in touch with some of their students. Read more and see a photograph of the two great men together. See more Karsh portraits of Adams.