Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Photographer_Yousuf Karsh @ The Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago has on display 100 master prints by master portraitist Yousuf Karsh. Above photos Winston Churchill, Pablo Picasso, Albert Einstein. The show, "Yousuf Karsh: Regarding Heroes", goes through the end of April. It is a rare opportunity to see such a large collection of Karsh's work on display. Karsh used a technique called "inspection" for developing his negatives, this was accomplished by developing negatives by hand under a safe light to produce optimal detail. See the Art Institute HERE for details. Also go HERE to learn more about the photographer and to see more of his images online. I am definitely going to try to catch this one, and have some fun in Chicago.

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