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  • Dates and Times
  • September 1 − October 31, 2011
    Open everyday from 10:00 − 19:00
  • Venue
  • PHOTO HISTORY MUSEUM, 1st floor, FUJIFILM SQUARE
  • Admission
  • Free
  • Number of exhibits
  • 15 original prints
  • Organized by
  • FUJIFILM Corporation
  • Sponsored by
  • AOBA CO., LTD. (Owner of original prints)
  • Current exhibitions & events
PHOTO HISTORY MUSEUM

Portfolio of Yousuf Karsh: FIFTEEN PORTRAITS

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Please note that this exhibition closed on Monday, October 31, 2011

The Photo History Museum at FUJIFILM SQUARE is pleased to announce that Portfolio of Yousuf Karsh: FIFTEEN PORTRAITS will be held from Thursday, September 1 to Monday, October 31, 2011.

Yousuf Karsh (1908 - 2002) was a renowned portrait photographer. It was said that a portrait taken by him provided the sitter with proof of being a world celebrity. He gained international attention for his portrait of the British prime minister Winston Churchill in 1941, which was published on the cover of Life magazine. In addition to this excellent photo showing Churchill's vigorous drive with his piercing eyes glaring at the camera, Karsh's works include portraits of Ernest Hemingway, Albert Einstein, Audrey Hepburn, Helen Keller and other prominent personalities. His works express not only these celebrities' outward appearance but also their human nature. In 1967, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.

In this exhibition, Portfolio of Yousuf Karsh: FIFTEEN PORTRAITS, visitors can enjoy 15 rare original prints which represent Karsh's works.

Profile of Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002)

Karsh was one of the 20th century's masters in the world of photography. His uncle, a photographer who lived in Canada, sent Karsh to be apprenticed to John Garo, a noted portrait photographer in the United States. After his return to Canada, Karsh established a studio in Ottawa. He made a name for himself with his portrait of Winston Churchill taken in 1941. Following that, he photographed numerous prominent celebrities such as Marc Chagall, Ernest Hemingway, Albert Einstein and Helen Keller.

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