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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Audio Lecture: Yousuf Karsh: The Last of His Kind

David Travis, former Chair and Curator of the Department of Photography at the Art Institute of Chicago, discusses why Yousuf Karsh may be the last of his kind. Travis examines the unique factors in Karsh’s own personal background, traditional training, inventive techniques, and attitude toward heroes and hero-worship.

Public lecture
4 April 2009
David Travis, curator
Presented as a part of the symposium “Yousuf Karsh and the Art of Photographic Portraiture.”

Listen to the lecture
Length: 41m 54s