King-ML.jpgDreamworks acquired the rights to produce a film on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King in 2009. Karsh photographed him in 1962 in Atlanta, Georgia, saying "No man in America personified better than Martin Luther King the dedication of his people to their inalienable rights."

Martin Luther King, 1962 © Yousuf Karsh


The framed prints that got left behind in Herman Leonard's New Orleans studio during Hurricane Katrina are really moving when you see the effects of the water on the image. Herman is releasing a series of prints of Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis and Sarah Vaughan, with a donation from each sale going to the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic. Visit Herman's website for more on this and lots of other news.

In June 2009 Vanity Fair published Karsh's portrait of Bernard Madoff. Prints belonging to Madoff's secretary are being auctioned online at Artnet.

Bernard Madoff, 1988 © Yousuf Karsh


Celebrating the 50th anniversary of his cross-country road trip The Metropolitan Museum in New York will feature all 83 photographs published in Robert Frank's 'The Americans', the first time the body of work will be exhibited in New York. From September 22nd 2009 to January 3rd 2010.


ClampArt is showing Amy Stein's 'Domesticated' from September 10th to October 31st 2009 at their 25th Street gallery in Chelsea, NY. As usual for Clamp, the opening was packed.

Trasheaters, 2007 © Amy Stein


'Nature as Artifice: New Dutch Landscape in Photography and Video Art' 
Opening reception is at Aperture, September 10th 2009. 

Later, 2001 © Edwin Zwakman

From October 30, 2009 to January 31, 2010 the Brooklyn Museum will show a major exhibition 'Who Shot Rock & Roll' which will include this image by Michael Putland. More info at Brooklyn Museum's site.

Mick Jagger, 1970's © Michael Putland


Of his new body of work, 'War Paint', Gerald Mocarsky says "I want to embrace the physical signs of aging that evolve along with emotional and spiritual maturity."

Marelise #1 © Gerald Mocarsky

From September 6th to October 11th 2009, Gallery Carla Sozzani in Milan is showing an exhibition of Karsh prints. Among the subjects: Muhammad Ali; W.H.Auden;  Brigitte Bardot; Alexandre Calder; Jean Cocteau; Jacques Cousteau; Anita Ekberg; Augustus John; Le Corbusier; Marcel Marceau; Anna Eleanor Roosevelt; John Steinbeck; Ravi Shankar; Michael Collins; Edwin Aldrin and Neil Armstrong and many more.

Visitor review: 'The exhibition was great, some classics and a few images I had not seen before. Fantastic gallery (extraordinary natural light) which was part of a larger "complex" including a bespoke hotel, bar, restaurant, bookstore, terrace and designer clothing shops for guys and gals, all owned and run by the gallery owner Ms Sozzani.'

Joan Baez, 1970 © Yousuf Karsh

Just published, a comprehensive book on the Woodstock Festival, the events that led up to it, and its impact on the years that followed. Watch photographer Baron Wolman talk about the book on QVC.

Woodstock 1969 © Baron Wolman

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