Yousuf Karsh, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Yousuf Karsh

Armenian-Canadian photographer

Date of Birth: 23-Dec-1908

Place of Birth: Mardin, Turkey

Date of Death: 13-Jul-2002

Profession: photographer

Nationality: Canada, Armenia

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Yousuf Karsh

  • Yousuf Karsh (Armenian name: Hovsep Karsh; December 23, 1908 – July 13, 2002), was an Armenian-Canadian photographer known for his portraits of notable individuals.
  • He has been described as one of the greatest portrait photographers of the 20th century. An Armenian Genocide survivor, Karsh migrated to Canada as a refugee.
  • By the 1930s he established himself as a significant photographer in Ottawa, where he lived most of his adult life, though he traveled extensively for work.
  • His iconic 1941 photograph of Winston Churchill was a breakthrough point in his 60-year career, through which he took numerous photos of known political leaders, men and women of arts and sciences.
  • Over 20 photos by Karsh appeared on the cover of Life magazine, until he retired in 1992.

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