Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Johan Helders

Johan Helders, 1938

“I was delighted to learn that Johan Helders, the maitre d’ of the Château Laurier Hotel, shared my love of photography, and I invited him to my modest studio during my early days in Ottawa. Here Helders contemplates one of his own photos. I could not have foreseen that some forty years later, Estrellita (Karsh) and I would become residents of this fabulous hotel.”