When Mr. Karsh closed his studio in 1992, his negatives and work prints went to the collection of Library and Archives Canada. According to his wishes, copies are not permitted. All Karsh prints were produced in the studio prior to its closing in 1992. Digital copies are made available for editorial and commercial use. Please contact Library and Archives Canada for access to the Karsh Fonds for research and study purposes only.
Information about Karsh prints.
Please contact the MFA Boston for information about loans and exhibitions.
Information about the use of Karsh images in print or online.
Library and Archives Canada holds the complete Yousuf Karsh Fonds, including over 350,000 prints and negatives. Offers of prints by Mr. Karsh are therefore considered only in exceptional circumstances.
Please make a General Inquiry if you would like to know if there is more information about a particular Sitting.
Original fine art prints are limited. When Mr. Karsh closed his studio in 1992, his negatives and work prints went to the collection of Library and Archives Canada, but they are there for research and study purposes only. All available prints were made in the Karsh studio prior to 1992, and posthumous prints are not allowed. For more information about availability, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We do not offer appraisals. Please contact a reputable gallery or auction house.
No, your print is for display only. Copyright remains with the Estate.
No, but we have a growing digital archive of the more famous sitters which is added to regularly. Please contact our agents.
Karsh images are under copyright and any free usage is at the Estate’s discretion. To negotiate any and all uses please contact our agents.
Images may not be colored or altered without the Estate’s express written permission. It is extremely rare for this to be given. To negotiate any usage please contact our agents.
Information about Mr Karsh’s camera and lighting: Cameras and Lighting.
Information about Mr. Karsh’s developer formulae: Developer Formulae.