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Iconic Yousuf Karsh photos to go on display in New York

Iconic Yousuf Karsh photos to go on display in New York

PanARMENIAN.Net - A new exhibit titled “Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits” will open at the Rockwell Museum in Corning, New York on Feb. 8 and run through May 5, Binghamton New York News reports.

Karsh -- an Armenian refugee who fled to Canada -- won acclaim for the dramatic black-and-white nature of his photos, but also for the way he collaborated with his subjects to capture the iconic images.

The photos come directly from the National Portrait Gallery in the first full exhibit from the Smithsonian Institute since becoming an affiliate in 2015.

“Hosting this exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery is an exciting opportunity for our community and guests to explore the exemplary work from Karsh, who was both an incredibly influential photographer and a master chronicler of celebrity,” said Brian Whisenhunt, the Rockwell’s executive director.

After its time on display in Washington, D.C., the Karsh exhibit later stopped at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta and the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami. It features 48 photos of such diverse faces as I.M. Pei, Helen Keller, Muhammad Ali, and first ladies Eleanor Roosevelt and Jacqueline Kennedy.

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