Portrait of Winston Churchill [1941]

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This photograph was taken by Yousuf Karsh, a Canadian photographer, when Winston Churchill came to Ottawa. The portrait of Churchill brought Karsh international fame. It is claimed to be the most reproduced photographic portrait in history. It also appeared on the cover of Life magazine.

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Photograp from: Yousuf Karsh

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4 thoughts on “Portrait of Winston Churchill [1941]

  1. Churchill became angry at the time Karsh took this picture, because in a rush Karsh took te cigar out of Churchills hand!!!

  2. yup,, it was a very brave move, considering he was the most powerful in Britain at that time, and it was a time of war.
    He was doubly powerful, and he sure was pissed when he was disturbed while doing work.
    The photographer should be admired with his bravery.

  3. And why did he have such a stern look? Karsh yanked a stogie from Churchill’s teeth just seconds before the shutter snapped.

    Karsh was good. Very, very good.

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