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Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002)
was born in Armenia in 1908. His photographer uncle, George Nakash,
brought him to Canada in 1924. After apprenticing in Boston with
John H. Garo, Karsh settled in Ottawa in 1932, where he began his
professional career. By 1936 he was photographing visiting
statesmen and dignitaries, among them President Franklin
His December, 1941 portrait of a bull-doggish Winston Churchill,
symbolizing Britain’s wartime resolve brought Karsh international
attention. Among the most widely reproduced portraits in the
history of photography, ‘Churchill’ was also one of the first to
carry the famous "Karsh of Ottawa" copyright.
I met recently with Jerry Fielder, Curator and Director of the
Estate of Yousuf Karsh to talk about Karsh and the books that
contain his works.
Forty - to sixty minute interviews with accomplished authors, publishers, and sundry biblio folk, conducted by an excitable bibliophile.
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