I see a growing trend here as the Yousuf Karsh estate (here) becomes the latest in a series of photography masters to unveil professional websites that will not only serve as wonderful resources for the photo community but act as a central resource for consumers and professionals looking to purchase prints and reprint rights.

During his career he held 15,312 sittings and produced over 150,000 negatives.

Yousuf Karsh Estate

Yousuf Karsh Estate

The short video clips (here) are particularly interesting to watch as Yousuf answers questions that we seem to ask photographers over and over.

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  1. I work at Cargill, Inc in Minnesota and they have several Yousuf prints prominently displayed in one of the major corridors. They are amazing to look at.

  2. Back in 84 or 85 my dad insisted that I go see a Karsh exhibit in Edinburgh, Scotland. I was 14 or 15 at the time.
    I was blown away. that was a feast for the eyes.
    I am glad that you reminded us about YK. seems like he slipped off the radar.
    a true master photographer.

  3. Thank you for this post.

    Never heard of YK… but I am new to this craft. The short autobiography is as worthy as the photos.

    “[Photography] has kept me young in heart, adventurous, forever seeking, and always aware that the heart and mind are the true lens of the camera.”

    What a mensch.

  4. I marco yousuf caratozzolo am the long lost godson of mr karsh. My father was in ottawa in 1967 a month before i was born and photographed the master and his beautiful wife estrellita. I am now in the process of contacting Mrs. Karsh or Jerry Fielder (curator) to forward these great photos. I’m sure they will be a great surprise! My father got a lot of inspiration and influence from Mr.Karsh and I am currently working on a book of my fathers works.
    I would appreciate any info on how I may contact someone to be able to forward these photos to Mrs. Karsh .
    Marco Yousuf Caratozzolo

    • HI Marco

      How are you?


  5. i love yousaf work

  6. I would like to gain copytight permission to use Yousuf Karsh’s photo of Winston Churchill in a book I am publishing. I have the picture but seek permission to use it.


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