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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

The Nobel Prize

Bishop Desmond Tutu, 1984

On this day, December 10, in 1901, on the fifth anniversary of the death of Alfred Nobel, the first Nobel Prizes were awarded. The philanthropist left the bulk of his estate to establish the annual Prize in “physical science, in chemistry and in medical science or physiology; literary work “in an ideal direction” and the fifth prize is to be given to the person or society that renders the greatest service to the cause of international fraternity, in the suppression or reduction of standing armies, or in the establishment or furtherance of peace congresses.” (Wikipedia)

Bishop Desmond Tutu was honored with the Peace Prize in 1984.

Dr. Melvin Calvin, 1970

Dr. Melvin Calvin was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1961.

First Japanese Nobel Laureate
Hideki Yukawa, 1969

Hideki Yukawa was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1949.

See a list of some other Nobel Prize winners who were photographed by Karsh.