Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s 70th anniversary

Photo: Matt Holyoak/Camera Press. The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke framed by Thomas Gainsborough’s portraits of George III and Queen Charlotte from 1781. The Queen is wearing a cream day dress by Angela Kelly and a ‘Scarab’ brooch in yellow gold, carved ruby and diamond, designed by Andrew Grima, and given as a personal gift from the Duke to The Queen in 1966.

Congratulations to Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip on the occasion of their 70th wedding anniversary, and to Camera Press for its ongoing relationship with the Royal Family, and their representation of photographer Matt Holyoak.

The Queen and His Royal Highness. Photo: Matt Holyoak/Camera Press

Yousuf Karsh joined Camera Press at its inception on a handshake with its founder, Tom Blau, and the agency would be instrumental in Karsh’s own work with the Royal Family. The Estate of Yousuf Karsh is proud to continue its representation by Camera Press to this day.

Karsh photographed Elizabeth as Princess in 1943, as well as her father, George VI, the same year. He photographed her as Princess again in 1951 and would go on to photograph her and the family across four decades. See a list of the Sittings.

Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip, 1951 by Karsh
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, 1966 by Karsh