Jacques Cousteau

"For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it." — Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Portrait by Yousuf Karsh

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela 1918 - 2013 South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to

Winston Churchill

Yousuf Karsh’s 1941 portrait of a scowling Winston Churchill – reportedly reacting to Karsh snatching Churchill’s cigar – graced the cover of Life magazine and cemented the British prime minister’s.

Jacqueline Kennedy

Yousuf Karsh: Jacqueline Kennedy, 1957 “ Widowhood and adversity had not yet touched the glamorous young wife of the handsome Senator from Massachusetts.

Pablo Picasso

By Yousuf Karsh: Pablo Picasso: side lit to show form - enhances the curve of the woman's image on the vase as well as Picasso's face


Yousuf Karsh (December 1908 – July was an Armenian-Canadian photographer, and one of the most famous and accomplished portrait photographers

Vladimir Nabokov

Photographer Yousuf Karsh - writer Vladimir Nabokov, author of Lolita.

Thomas Cullen

Thomas Cullen - Portraits by Yousuf Karsh