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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells, 1943

H. G. Wells’ science fiction novel War Of The Worlds was first serialized in 1897 and came out in hardback in 1898. With Martians invading England, the latest series of War Of The Worlds will be the first UK television drama series to get cameras rolling in the pandemic era.

Wells was photographed by Karsh in 1943. Wells’ opposition to organised religion “reached a fever pitch” that year with publication of his book Crux Ansata, subtitled “An Indictment of the Roman Catholic Church”. Read more (Wikipedia)

1943 was quite a year for Mr. Karsh. He photographed royalty and prime ministers, vice admirals and novelists. See a complete list here.