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Yousuf Karsh
Born (1908-12-23)December 23, 1908
Mardin, Ottoman Empire[1]
Died July 13, 2002(2002-07-13) (aged 93)
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Nationality Canadian
Known for Photography
Notable work Portraits of Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein, Elizabeth II, John F. Kennedy, and others
Awards Order of Canada

Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera.
Yousuf Karsh
If there is a single quality that is shared by all great men, it is vanity.
Yousuf Karsh
The trouble with photographing beautiful women is that you never get into the dark room until after they’ve gone.
Yousuf Karsh
Within every man and woman a secret is hidden, and as a photographer it is my task to reveal it if I can.
Yousuf Karsh
Character, like a photograph, develops in darkness.
I’ve also seen that great men are often lonely. This is understandable, because they have built such high standards for themselves that they often feel alone. But that same loneliness is part of their ability to create.
Yousuf Karsh
There is a brief moment when all there is in a man’s mind and soul and spirit is reflected through his eyes, his hands, his attitude. This is the moment to record.
Yousuf Karsh