Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Passport Photographs

R. Kaye Kneller, 1933

A comment on Instagram light-heartedly asking whether Mr. Karsh had taken his own passport photograph reminded me of how many passport sittings Karsh did in the 1930s. Our colleagues at the Library and Archives, Canada, where Mr. Karsh’s negatives are held, digitize this early work. Here is Mr. Kaye Kneller whose pose would suggest this was a sitting for his passport.

See more of Karsh’s earliest work at the LAC.