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Karsh: A Sixty-Year Retrospective

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Karsh: A Sixty-year Retrospective

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Yousuf Karsh
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An Armenian emigre who managed through the most fairy-tale of circumstances to escape the Turkish massacres of 1915 and become one of America’s foremost portraitists, Yousuf Karsh here updates a 1983 collection of his work. His captions in Karsh: A Sixty-Year Retrospectiveare so dignified and personal that it’s akin to sitting next to him as he talks you through a family album. Some family: Besides an impressive bunch of world leaders, authors, and musicians, the lens is turned on Andy Warhol, the Marx Brothers, and a coterie of glamour-pusses, including Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck. Karsh is not just your father’s Annie Leibovitz. A