Photographing Greatness: The Story of Karsh (Stories of Canada #11) (Hardcover)

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Photographing Greatness: The Story of Karsh (Stories of Canada #11) (Hardcover)


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This is book number 11 in the Stories of Canada series.

Yousuf Karsh emigrated to North America from Turkey in the 1920s, eventually settling in Ottawa. An early interest in photography inspired him to open his own studio. As he became known for the quality of his work, Karsh's close proximity to powerful leaders in Ottawa led to commissions of portraits of politicians. He became known as the worlds finest portrait photographer for his gift of drawing out and capturing a subject's character in a photograph. Over a seventy plus year career, Karsh photographed many famous musicians, artists, actors, captains of industry and politlcians. He was also a humanitarian who worked with sick children. This is the first children's biography of the man who immortalized the makers of history.

Lian Goodall began reviewing Canadian children's books in the 1980s and currently has a regular column in theGuelph Mercury and St. Catharines Standard newspapers. Her first published book was Diego Maradona: The Man With the Magic Feet. Her second, William Lyon Mackenzie King: Dreams and Shadows came out in 2003. Her third book for young people, Singing Towards the Future: The Story of Portia White, was shortlisted for the maritime Hackamatack's Children's Choice Award
Product Details ISBN: 9781894917346
ISBN-10: 1894917340
Publisher: Napoleon and Co
Publication Date: November 1st, 2007
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: Stories of Canada