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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

TIME: 100 Women of the Year

Eleanor Roosevelt, 1944

This portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt features in the March 16, 2020, issue of TIME as the magazine honors Women’s History Month. And further, TIME has created a list of 100 Women of the Year:

For 72 years, TIME named a Man of the Year. With a few exceptions, it was almost always a man, usually a President or a Prime Minister or perhaps a titan of industry. Throughout history, these are the kinds of men who have wielded influence over the world.

In 1999, Man of the Year gave way to Person of the Year. While the name rightly changed, too often the choice was the same. With this 100 Women of the Year project, we’re spotlighting influential women who were often overshadowed.

Other women who were photographed by Karsh and who are named in the 100 include Martha Graham, Queen Elizabeth II, Jacqueline Kennedy, Gloria Steinem, Indira Gandhi, and Margaret Thatcher.