Celebrity

Albert Einstein by Yousuf Karsh, Princeton University 1948

Albert Einstein by Yousuf Karsh, Princeton...

Yousuf Karsh photographed Albert Einstein at Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study in 1948. Most portrayed Einstein as a wild eyed eccentric whose theories had brought havoc in the world. Thirty years earlier he'd had won a Nobel Prize for his description of the physical universe.

George Bernard Shaw by Yousuf Karsh, 1943

George Bernard Shaw by Yousuf Karsh, 1943

Anyone who stood in front of Yousuf Karsh’s camera knew that they were going to be immortalized. All of them freely posed for him, because people knew that a master was photographing them. Karsh photographed thousands of distinguished men and women from varied fields, during a career that spanned more than six decades.

Dwight Eisenhower by Yousuf Karsh, 1946

Dwight Eisenhower by Yousuf Karsh, 1946

Born in Texas in 1890, Eisenhower was the third of seven sons. He excelled in sports while in high school, and received an appointment to West Point. Stationed in Texas as a second lieutenant, he met Mamie Geneva Doud, whom he married in 1916.

Mick Jagger by Leni Riefenstahl, 1974

Mick Jagger by Leni Riefenstahl, 1974

The legendary German film director, producer, screenwriter, editor, photographer, actress and dancer, Leni Riefenstahl shot several photographs of Mick Jagger during the 1970's.

Arthur Fellig “Weegee” portrait, USA 1940s

Arthur Fellig “Weegee” portrait, USA 1940s

Arthur Fellig earned his nickname “Weegee”, a phonetic rendering of Ouija, because of his frequent arrivals at scenes only minutes after crimes, fires or other emergencies were reported to authorities.

Chanel, Paris by Adolph de Meyer, 1928

Chanel, Paris by Adolph de Meyer, 1928

Original Chanel christmas card dating from 1928 by the famous creator of American fashion photography “the Debussy of photography”, Baron Adolph de Meyer who was famous for his elegant style in the early 20th century.