David Travis


The renowned photographer reveals the stories behind his iconic images in this definitive collection of portraits and personal reflections.
Portrait photographer Yousuf Karsh captured some of the twentieth century’s most influential personalities—from Winston Churchill to Muhammad Ali, Albert Einstein, Mother Theresa, and many others—in photographs that became as recognizable as their subjects. Karsh: Beyond the Camera presents a chronological overview of the photographer’ work, paired with his own reflections about each image and the time he spent one-on-one with the subject.
Edited by veteran curator David Travis, Karsh: Beyond the Camera is a fascinating study of the photographer’s technical and stylistic development over the course of his career. Drawing on extensive interviews between Karsh and his long-time assistant, Jerry Fielder, it also shares a rare and intimate look at the man’s life from surviving the Armenian genocide to becoming one of the world’s most sought-after portrait photographers.
“Famously reticent about his work, this is a rare invitation to learn the stories behind Karsh’s most famous meetings with great men and women, and of his aesthetic choices when met with the challenge of capturing them as they were.” —Publishers Weekly
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