Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

François Mitterand

Francois Mitterand, 1981

François Mitterand was born on October 26, 1916 (d. 1996). He was President of France from 1981 to 1995, the longest holder of that position in the country’s history. Mitterand was photographed by Karsh for Paris Match – one of several people the magazine hired Karsh to photograph between 1981 and 1985. The list begins with Daniel Filipacchi
President, Paris Match Magazine, in March 1981, and ends with writer and journalist Jean Cau in October, 1985. See the Sittings here. See a lovely snap of Karsh and Mitterand here.