Karsh photography a Canadian favourite

Yousuf Karsh – fondly remembered for his contributions to philately as much as his stunning photography – has been commemorated again, this time on the latest issue in Canada Post’s five-year photography series.

It’s true that no collection of Canadian photographs would be complete without the Karsh’s work, and this issue’s international-rate stamp features one of his best known portraits, Grey Owl. Taken in 1936, shortly after Karsh opened his own studio and just five years before his iconic portrait of Winston Churchill shot him to world fame, the photograph is of writer and conservationist Archibald Belaney, a British citizen who convinced the world he was “Grey Owl.”

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