Julie Grahame

A New Website for Yousuf Karsh


After two hugely enjoyable years in consultation with our partners, I am thrilled to announce the launch of our new website for Yousuf Karsh.

From 1933 to 1993, Karsh held 15,312 sittings and produced more than 250,000 negatives. Each sitting has been transcribed to a searchable database, along with more than 300 select photographs from across the six decades of his career. Discover Karsh’s lesser known work, including industrial images and landscapes. Learn about his developer formulae and equipment, and stay up-to-date with news and events. Watch interviews, including his recreation with Morley Safer of the Winston Churchill “Roaring Lion” photograph.

Web designer Mike Hartley of bigflannel worked closely with the estate’s Curator and Director, Jerry Fielder, as well as Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Library and Archives, Canada; and Karsh’s agents, to produce a unique, stylish, informative and entertaining website that reflects both the character and artist that was Mr. Yousuf Karsh.

“Yousuf Karsh lived in an era of paper. Fortunately, his records were meticulously kept and they are now digitally available for the first time. I knew and worked with Yousuf for almost 25 years, and he was not only a great artist but also a great man. Thanks to this beautifully designed website, both the professional and personal facets of this remarkable life can be explored and appreciated in depth.” – Jerry Fielder, Curator and Director, Estate of Yousuf Karsh.