Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

International Workers’ Day

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In honor of International Workers’ Day, or Labor Day: in 1952, Karsh accepted a lengthy assignment from Maclean’s magazine to document Canada’s postwar economic development during a period of great paternalism in industry. He viewed the workers as artists. In the seventeen months it took to complete the undertaking, he made a total of 8,334 negatives. See some more images from the assignment.