Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century
Apollo 11 was launched by a Saturn V rocket from Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, Florida, on July 16, 1969, and the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle landed on the moon on July 20, 1969. Karsh photographed the crew, Michael Collins, Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin, and Neil Armstrong, in September of that year.
Karsh photographed the three Apollo 8 astronauts, William Anders, Frank Borman and Jim Lovell, in April, 1969. Anders took the beloved “Earthrise” photograph on that mission. Read more.
Six years prior, Karsh had a sitting with Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space, who was photographed during Karsh’s trip to the USSR. Read more.