Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

One True Podcast

Ernest Hemingway, 1957

Revisiting this post from 2020.

One True Podcast delves into all things related to Hemingway, his work, and his world.

On this episode, we welcome to the show Jerry Fielder and Anne E. Havinga to discuss Yousuf Karsh’s portrait of Hemingway, which is without a doubt the most iconic image of the writer.

Who was Karsh? What was the meeting like between him and Hemingway? Why does this photo, among all those taken of Hemingway (including the others Karsh took), hold such an important place? Our two guests are especially suited to respond to these and other questions.

Fielder joins us as the Director of the Estate of Yousuf Karsh, and Havinga holds the Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Chair of Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts. In fact, over the course of the interview we also get the opportunity to hear Estrellita’s reflections on her husband’s session with Hemingway.

Listen here.

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