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Within every man and woman a secret is hidden, and as a photographer it is my task to reveal it if I can.
If there is a single quality that is shared by all great men, it is vanity. But I mean by 'vanity' only that they appreciate their own worth. Without this kind of vanity they would not be great. And with vanity alone, of course, a man is nothing.
My chief joy is to photograph the great in heart, in mind, and in spirit, whether they be famous or humble.
My personal interest in ordinary people is unlimited, but I am fascinated by the challenge of portraying true greatness adequately with my camera.
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I hate the noise and hurry inseparable from great Estates and Titles, and look upon both as blessings that ought only to be given to fools, for 'Tis only to them that they are blessings.
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December 23, 1908
July 13, 2002
Yousuf Karsh was an Armenian Canadian portrait photographer.
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