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New website: Yousuf Karsh

A dedicated website for the life and images of photographer Karsh has been launched.

From 1933 to 1993, Yousuf Karsh held 15,312 sittings and produced more than 250,000 negatives. This new website, likened by some to a museum, profiles those he photographed, and Karsh ’ s own extraordinary life. His notable subjects included Hollywood superstars such as Audrey Hepburn , Joan Crawford , and Humphrey Bogart ; artists including Pablo Picasso , Alberto Giacometti , and Andy Warhol ; Nobel Prize winners Albert Schweitzer and Linus Pauling ; four popes, from Pius XII to John Paul II ; royalty, authors, musicians, Canadian Prime Ministers and US Presidents. His are the images that come to mind when we think of Albert Einstein , Ernest Hemingway and Winston Churchill .  Discover Karsh ’ s lesser-known work, including industrial images and landscapes . Learn about his developer formulae and equipment , and stay up-to-date with news and events . Watch interviews , including his recreation with Morley Safer of the Winston Churchill “Roaring Lion” photograph.

Jessye Norman, 1990, by Yousuf Karsh – click the photo for detail

A PAN Karsh favourite – Ernest Hemingway, Cuba 1957, by Yousuf Karsh – click the photo for detail


Andy Warhol, 1979 by Yousuf Karsh – click the photo for details

Karsh’s work is represented by UK photo agency Camera Press  – and in North America by PAN reader Julie Grahame who supplied the photos and site info to us – Thanks and see you soon!

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