Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Selected Archive

During his career, Karsh held 15,312 sittings and produced more than 370,000 negatives. This Selected Archive contains a fraction of photographs from his body of work. As you type, the search bar below returns subjects’ names from this Selected Archive only. You can search the entire database in the Sittings section.


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  • Max Ernst

    Max Ernst

  • Alberto Giacometti

    Alberto Giacometti

  • Joan Miró

    Joan Miró

  • Jean Monnet

    Jean Monnet

  • Irving Penn

    Irving Penn

  • Man Ray

    Man Ray

  • Jean-Paul Riopelle

    Jean-Paul Riopelle

  • Pierre Soulages

    Pierre Soulages

  • Edward Steichen

    Edward Steichen

  • Ossip Zadkine

    Ossip Zadkine

  • Josef Albers

    Josef Albers

  • Alexander Calder

    Alexander Calder

  • Queen Elizabeth II

    Queen Elizabeth II

  • Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip

    Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip

  • Naum Gabo

    Naum Gabo

  • Jacques Lipchitz

    Jacques Lipchitz

  • Cristina Pucci

    Cristina Pucci

  • Emilio and Cristina Pucci

    Emilio and Cristina Pucci

  • John Glenn

    John Glenn

  • Ravi Shankar

    Ravi Shankar

  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11

  • Christiaan Barnard

    Christiaan Barnard

  • Yasunari Kawabata

    Yasunari Kawabata

  • Roppeita Kita

    Roppeita Kita

  • Barnett Newman

    Barnett Newman

  • Hideki Yukawa

    Hideki Yukawa

  • Muhammad Ali

    Muhammad Ali

  • Joan Baez

    Joan Baez

  • Emilio Greco

    Emilio Greco

  • Hugh Hefner

    Hugh Hefner

  • Giacomo Manzu

    Giacomo Manzu

  • Marino Marini

    Marino Marini

  • Linus Pauling

    Linus Pauling

  • Fidel Castro

    Fidel Castro

  • Roman Vishniac

    Roman Vishniac

  • Duke and Duchess of Windsor

    Duke and Duchess of Windsor

  • W. H. Auden

    W. H. Auden

  • Jacques Cousteau

    Jacques Cousteau

  • Paul Mellon

    Paul Mellon

  • Harland Sanders

    Harland Sanders

  • Gloria Steinem

    Gloria Steinem

  • Henry Moore

    Henry Moore

  • Dr Hans Selye

    Dr Hans Selye

  • Norman Mailer

    Norman Mailer

  • Marshall McLuhan

    Marshall McLuhan

  • John Enders

    John Enders

  • Dr. Helen Taussig

    Dr. Helen Taussig

  • Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

    Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

  • Ansel Adams

    Ansel Adams

  • Rudolph Nureyev

    Rudolph Nureyev

  • Morley Safer

    Morley Safer

  • Carrie Fisher

    Carrie Fisher

  • Pope John Paul II

    Pope John Paul II

  • I. M. Pei

    I. M. Pei

  • Gabrielle Roy

    Gabrielle Roy

  • Andy Warhol

    Andy Warhol

  • Buckminster Fuller

    Buckminster Fuller

  • Isamu Noguchi

    Isamu Noguchi

  • President James Carter

    President James Carter

  • Jacques Chirac

    Jacques Chirac

  • Gerard Depardieu

    Gerard Depardieu

  • Valery Giscard d’Estaing

    Valery Giscard d’Estaing

  • Jacques Henri Lartigue

    Jacques Henri Lartigue

  • Sophia Loren and Son, Edoardo Ponti

    Sophia Loren and Son, Edoardo Ponti

  • Sophia Loren

    Sophia Loren

  • Francois Mitterand

    Francois Mitterand

  • Alexander Haig

    Alexander Haig

  • Ronald Reagan

    Ronald Reagan

  • Pierre Elliot Trudeau

    Pierre Elliot Trudeau

  • Rudolf Serkin

    Rudolf Serkin

  • John Updike

    John Updike

  • Leonard Bernstein

    Leonard Bernstein

  • Michel Platini

    Michel Platini

  • Jeanne Sauve

    Jeanne Sauve

  • John Wooden

    John Wooden

  • Jerome Robbins

    Jerome Robbins

  • Charles Schulz

    Charles Schulz

  • Stephen Sondheim

    Stephen Sondheim

  • Yehudi Menuhin

    Yehudi Menuhin

  • Marguerite Yourcenar

    Marguerite Yourcenar

  • Helen Hayes

    Helen Hayes

  • Mother Teresa

    Mother Teresa

  • Berenice Abbott

    Berenice Abbott

  • Benazir Bhutto

    Benazir Bhutto

  • Douglas Cardinal

    Douglas Cardinal

  • Philip Glass

    Philip Glass

  • Mikhail Gorbachev

    Mikhail Gorbachev

  • Jim Henson

    Jim Henson

  • Jim Henson and Yousuf Karsh

    Jim Henson and Yousuf Karsh

  • Al Hirschfeld

    Al Hirschfeld

  • Jasper Johns

    Jasper Johns

  • Nelson Mandela

    Nelson Mandela

  • Jessye Norman

    Jessye Norman

  • Tom Wolfe

    Tom Wolfe

  • George Abbott

    George Abbott

  • David Rockefeller

    David Rockefeller

  • Jonas Salk

    Jonas Salk

  • Norman Schwarzkopf

    Norman Schwarzkopf

  • Elie Wiesel

    Elie Wiesel

  • Billy Wilder

    Billy Wilder

  • Boris Yeltsin

    Boris Yeltsin

  • Bill Clinton

    Bill Clinton

  • Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton

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