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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Gian Carlo Menotti

Gian Carlo Menotti, 1956

Italian-American composer and librettist Gian Carlo Menotti was born on this day, July 7, in 1911. Among his many honors and achievements, he won a Pulitzer Prize twice, for The Consul (1950) and for The Saint of Bleecker Street (1955).

Karsh photographed an interesting variety of people in 1956 – have a browse!