Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Sir Edmund Hillary

Sir Edmund Hillary, 1960

The Auckland Museum published a small guide to their collection curated by director David Gaimster, titled “Director’s Choice”. This Karsh portrait of Sir Edmund Hillary is in the Museum’s collection, and they reproduced it in the guide to illustrate a piece about Hillary’s diary entry for the 1953 Everest expedition – his diary being described as “possibly the greatest treasure in the Hillary Archive.”

See another portrait of Sir Edmund Hillary by Yousuf Karsh.