Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

In the Public Eye: Photography and Fame

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, 2008

This exhibition will feature some of the most recognizable works in photographic history, by some of the most celebrated photographers. Thematically, the exhibition explores the relationship between photography and celebrity and the collaborative nature of this process: the willing role of celebrities in creating their public image. A broad range of works from the 1860s to the present will be on view, by photographers such as Mathew Brady, Edward Steichen, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Imogen Cunningham, Irving Penn, Yousuf Karsh, Richard Avedon, Arnold Newman, Andy Warhol and Annie Leibovitz.