Yousuf Karsh

Yousuf Karsh

Heroes of Light and Shadow

Book - 2001
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Yousuf Karsh: Heroes of Light and Shadow surveys Yousuf Karsh's work as a documentary, portrait and commercial photographer over a career that spanned more than six decades. Karsh is most famous as a portraitist - Karsh of Ottawa - but his artistry also embraced strikingly different photographic disciplines. Karsh apprenticed with the Boston master John Garo, learning the basics of composition through a combination of portrait and landscape work, and then went on to excel in photojournalism, promotional photography, and, of course, portraiture. Throughout his entire career Karsh immortalised politicians, artists and celebrities from all over the world. Recently, when the International Who's Who chose the 100 most influential people of the twentieth century, Karsh was among them. And what is more astonishing is that of those 100 people, Karsh had photographed more than half. Yousuf Karsh: Heroes of Light and Shadow is the first academic study of Karsh's photographs. It includes seven original academic essays that appraise the social, artistic and historical impact of Karsh's work:
Publisher: Toronto : Stoddart, 2001
ISBN: 9780773733107
0773733108
Characteristics: 238 p. : ill

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