There are more frames than usual from Karsh's Nelson Mandela sitting, several colour as well as a number of b/w. I got a request for one that I don't have a copy of, but this is close and really lovely. It's going to be used by a local university in an educational video for a philosophy class. There are so many great things about working with the Karsh archive, one of which is the sheer joy some people express when they are sent a high-res file and granted a license.Nelson Mandela, 1990 © Yousuf Karsh
In 1964 Nikita Khrushchev
was removed from office. He was replaced by Leonid Brezhnev as First Secretary of the Communist party and by Aleksei Kosygin as Premier.
Thanks to Rob Hann
, a fellow Englishman who loves the desert, for this picture reflecting my mood today. Feature story to come.
In an effort to keep my visiting parents busy on a cold cloudy day in New York, I've put them to work alphabetizing the Karsh colour transparencies in the archive. My Mum told me the story of how Edmond Safra
died - she has incredible recall for such things.
The photo world's beloved Irving Penn died yesterday at the ripe old age of 92. Irving Penn, 1965 © Yousuf Karsh
Elizabeth Taylor, 1943 © Yousuf Karsh
Dame Elizabeth Taylor announced she is having heart surgery today - she let her public know via Twitter
. I do wonder what Mr Karsh would have made of such things.
October 15th, 2009 is the opening night of Abe's show at Nathalia Laue
in Frankfurt should you find yourself in Germany - go for this show and stay for the Book Fair! As well as this exhibition, Abe is doing an awful lot of printing (the poor man spent August in the darkroom) and working on his book 'Penelope's Hungry Eyes: Portraits of the Master Photographers'.Brooklyn Bridge infrared, 1984 © Abe Frajndlich
'The Who' is a difficult search to perform online, for obvious reasons. Today I celebrate my The Who
website making it to page one of a Google image search.Keith Moon, 1973 © Michael Putland
In honor of Gandhi's birthday, Karsh's portrait of Jawaharlal Nehru, first prime minister of India.
Niels is by far my favourite Dutch photographer living in Bogotá. A proficient and prolific shooter his work ranges from commercials to musicians to a series on the indigenous populations of Colombia, Guatemala and Fiji. Consequently, his Photo of the Month email is always a pleasure to receive, so subscribe
. Pritt ad, 2009 photo © Niels Van Iperen