On this day, February 14, in 1929, Sir Alexander Fleming first published his discovery of penicillin in the British Journal of Experimental Pathology.
Jean Monnet was a French political economist and diplomat, and is considered one of the founding fathers of the European Union.
Barbara Ann Scott was a Canadian figure skater. She was the 1948 Olympic champion, a two-time World champion, and a four-time Canadian national champion in ladies’ singles.
On this day, February 11, in 1990, Nelson Mandela was released from prison after 27 years in confinement.
In celebration of the UK’s LGBT History Month, Richard Bruce Parkinson, professor of Egyptology at the University of Oxford, writes about French novelist and essayist Marguerite Yourcenar’s essay ‘Le cerveau noir de Piranèse’.
We received an email about this photograph from a man hoping we could help identify the subject. After some pondering of the handwriting, we searched on this website.
“… it is the best photo that visualizes the humanity of Sakharov and at the same time is the face that most people remember. Karsh’s photo is exactly the one that fits.”
Fashion-industry trade journal Women’s Wear Daily reviewed “Georgia O’Keeffe: Art, Image, Style” which is on view at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, through April 1, 2018. Estrellita Karsh shares her recollections in the article.
Norman Mailer was born on this day, January 31, in 1923. “I hope you can spend the evening,” was Mailer’s greeting. “I’m planning to cook dinner for you.”
45 years ago today the United States Supreme Court made its decision that a right to privacy extended to a woman’s decision to have an abortion.
On this day, January 22, in 1973, former US President Lyndon Baines Johnson died of a heart attack at the age of 64.
Katharine Graham was an American publisher who led The Washington Post for more than two decades, overseeing the Watergate coverage that eventually led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.
On this day, January 14, in 1875, Albert Schweitzer was born. Schweitzer was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize of 1952, and his acceptance speech, “The Problem of Peace,” is considered one of the best speeches ever given.
The fiftieth issue of the John Buchan Society’s Journal, was published at the end of 2017 and features an essay by our Curator, Jerry Fielder, about the warm and fruitful relationship between Buchan and Karsh.
A Churchill presentation ceremony was held at the British Official Residence in Moscow in December.
The subject in the negative Karsh is holding up remained a mystery for many years before we learned it was Peggy Cummins, who was photographed in 1946.
On this day, January 4, in 1974, President Richard Nixon refused to hand over tape recordings and documents that had been subpoenaed by the Senate Watergate Committee.
During wartime, Canadian retailers did their best to support the war effort at home by selling war bonds and supporting enlisted staff.
The exhibition “Happiness, In Pursuit of Happiness” will include this wonderful portrait of William Holder, a sailmaker of some 60 years, in his loft in St. John, New Brunswick.
A controversy surrounding an exhibition in Düsseldorf arose recently and led to the cancellation of “Max Stern: From Dusseldorf to Montreal.”
This exhibition presents a selection of Inuit prints from the collection of renowned portrait photographer Yousuf Karsh and his wife Estrellita.
Gary Oldman stars in the latest film about Winston Churchill, Darkest Hour, which is out now in the US and coming to the UK in the new year.
On this day, December 22, in 1967, Yousuf Karsh was appointed Officer of the Order of Canada.
On this day, December 21, in 1958, Charles de Gaulle was elected as the first president of the Fifth Republic of France.
In the 1930s, Karsh was in Ottawa photographing the general public, including weddings, children, pets and passport photos, in amongst local dignitaries, and productions of the Ottawa Little Theatre.
On this day, December 10, in 1901, on the fifth anniversary of the death of Alfred Nobel, the first Nobel Prizes were awarded. The philanthropist left the bulk of his estate to establish the annual Prize.
Yousuf Karsh is seen here at Reindeer Station, in Canada’s Northwest Territories, in photos taken by Reverend Ralph Gibson in the early 1950s. Both men were there for an annual reindeer round-up.
The youngest son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana has announced his engagement. He is seen above at three years old.
Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company, installed the first moving assembly line for mass production on this day, December 1, in 1913. This enabled Ford to produce a more affordable automobile.
Founded in 1947 by photographer Tom Blau, Camera Press celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. It is one of the world’s leading independent picture agencies with a long and distinguished history, representing the work of iconic photographic legends as well as modern masters.
On this day, November 29, in 1963, one week after President John F. Kennedy was fatally shot, President Lyndon B. Johnson established the Warren Commission. Leading the investigation into the assassination was Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren.
On this day, November 22, in 1990, Margaret Thatcher announced her resignation. The first woman prime minister in British history was elected in 1979 and was the longest-serving British PM of the 20th century.
Congratulations to Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip on the occasion of their 70th wedding anniversary, and to Camera Press for its ongoing relationship with the Royal Family.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s is now a reality: a café has opened at Tiffany’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City.
The Honourable Bardish Chagger took a tour of “Follow the North Star: Inuit Art from the Collection of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh”.
Claude Ruiz Picasso with a photograph of his father, at Robert Klein Gallery, Paris Photo, 2017.
This year, 2017, is the centenary of the birth of master photographer Irving Penn.
The educational children’s television program Sesame Street debuted on this day, November 10, in 1969, and featured Jim Henson’s Muppets.
On this day, November 8, in 1960, John F. Kennedy became the youngest man ever to be elected president of the United States.
French philosopher, author and journalist Albert Camus was born on this day, November 7, in 1913.