Powerful B&W Portraits of Famous People (41 pics)

Posted in CELEBS       1 Oct 2011       22303       3 GALLERY VIEW



The Canadian photographer Yousuf Karsh took many classic portraits of the world’s most famous people, including writers, actors, singers and humanitarians. Take a stroll through history with this collection of some of Karsh’s finest portraiture.

 

Helen Keller with Polly Thompson, 1948

Jessye Norman, 1990

Alberto Giacometti, 1965

Pablo Picasso, 1954

W.H. Auden, 1972

Mother Teresa, 1988

Martha Graham, 1948

Joan Miro, 1965

Albert Einstein, 1948


Fidel Castro, 1971

Jacqueline Kennedy, 1957

Paul Claudel, 1954

Grace Kelly, 1956

Audrey Hepburn, 1956

Carl Jung, 1958

Georgia O’Keeffe, 1956

Francois Mauriac, 1949

General Dwight Eisenhower, 1946

Ernest Hemingway, 1957

Winston Churchill, 1941

Humphrey Bogart, 1946

Albert Schweitzer, 1954

Thomas S. Cullen, 1947

Frank Lloyd Wright, 1945

Marian Anderson, 1945

George Bernard Shaw, 1943

Jean Sibelius, 1949

Jasper Johns, 1990

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, 1962

Jim Hensen

Chiang Kai-Shek

Henry Moore

Edward Steichen

Boris Karloff

Stephen Butler Leacock

Andy Warhol

Brigitte Bardot

Leopold Stowkowski

Jan Sibelius

Muhammad Ali


Credits:  www.karsh.org


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GOODSTUFF4U 10 year s ago
Kool folks from the past

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ptpie 10 year s ago
makes me feel OLD
       
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Peanut 10 year s ago
Awesome pics! We will never see the likes of these people again.
       
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