Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Calgary Stampede

Gordon Earl, 1953

Another new addition to the website. The Calgary Stampede is an annual rodeo, exhibition, and festival held every July in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The event’s roots are traced to 1886, and in 1953 Karsh photographed “Stampede Week” for Macleans.

The caption for this photograph reads: “Karsh Visits Calgary In Stampede Week: Gordon Earl, twenty-seven year old rancher from British Columbia, was Canadian champion in the 1953 Calgary Stampede. He has been riding since he was four years old.”

See a Karsh photograph of the stampede itself.