Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Jacques Cousteau

Jacques Cousteau, 1972

Jacques Cousteau was born on this day, June 11, in 1910. Cousteau was a French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who studied the sea and all forms of life in water. Karsh photographed Cousteau and his two sons, Jean-Michel and Philippe, in January, 1972. Jacques Cousteau died aged 87, and his legacy includes more than 120 television documentaries, more than 50 books, and an environmental protection foundation.

Jacques Cousteau, Philippe and Jean-Michel Cousteau, 1972