On May 27, 2008, Canada Post will launch three Commemorative stamps to celebrate Karsh’s Centenary. The stamps will feature his 1956 portrait of Audrey Hepburn, and his 1941 portrait of Winston Churchill, and a self-portrait.
‘Karsh made a roaring lion stand still to be photographed, as Winston Churchill famously said of his own photo session. The Canadian photographer Yousuf Karsh captured the many colours of individual personality in complex tones of black and white. Over a sixty-year career, working from his Ottawa studio, he photographed the people who defined the 20th century in a way that explained them to the world.’