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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Lord Bertrand Russell

Lord Bertrand Russell, 1949

Lord Bertrand Russell died on this day, February 2, in 1970. Born in the UK in 1872, Russell was a polymath – philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic, political activist. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1950 “in recognition of his varied and significant writings in which he champions humanitarian ideals and freedom of thought.”

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See some other Nobel laureates who were photographed by Karsh.