Photographs by Karsh: Learning from Exhibitions
Johnson, Mark M., Arts & Activities
On the centenary of his birth, museums around the world are celebrating the exceptional accomplishments of one of history's great photographers, Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002). This year, museums from London to Ottawa, Boston to Los Angeles, Chicago to Montgomery, Ala., and beyond, will present a series of unique exhibitions and publications on the man universally regarded as one of the finest portrait photographers of all time.
In a prolific career that spanned three-quarters of a century, Yousuf Karsh endeavored to document through photography not only the likenesses, but also the personalities of many great and important people of the 20th century. His unique presentation of these individuals allows greater insight into what Karsh called their "inward power." This knowledge and sensitivity toward the subjects, combined with the artist's consummate technical skills, produced images that permit the viewer a more intimate glimpse of these outstanding personalities of the modern age.
From early in his career, Karsh sought to record through photography and to preserve for posterity people of …
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Publication information: Article title: Photographs by Karsh: Learning from Exhibitions. Contributors: Johnson, Mark M. - Author. Magazine title: Arts & Activities. Volume: 142. Issue: 5 Publication date: January 2008. Page number: 21+. © 2009 Publishers' Development Corporation. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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