Karsh is History: Yousuf Karsh and Portrait Photography
Join us for a festival of music and films presented in conjunction with the exhibit Yousuf Karsh: Regarding Heroes, on display at the USC Fisher Museum of Art from August 19 through November 23. The exhibition celebrates the centenary of the birth of Yousuf Karsh, one of our greatest portrait photographers, whose portrait subjects include such political, social and literary figures as Nelson Mandela, Audrey Hepburn, Winston Churchill and Robert Frost.
Karsh Is History: Yousuf Karsh and Portrait Photography is a documentary that celebrates Karsh’s prolific career with the voices of critics, curators, philosophers and subjects of his portrait photography. The film won the 2009 FIFA Award for Best Canadian Film and has been presented at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C., and at the National Portrait Gallery in Ottawa. The screening will be accompanied by a discussion with USC photography professor Robbert Flick. Flick has been exhibiting his photographs for over 30 years, and his work has been shown and collected at numerous private and public venues both nationally and internationally. He has received two NEA fellowships, a Guggenheim fellowship and a County of Los Angeles grant. He was a scholar at the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities. A retrospective of his work was held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2004.