Yousuf Karsh

Man Ray Albert Schweitzer Pablo Casals Grace Kelly Joan Miró Jacques Cousteau Peter Lorre Marcel Marceau Jean Sibelius Betty Low Fidel Castro Gerard Depardieu Alfred Hitchcock Winston Churchill Yousuf Karsh was born in Mardin, a city in the eastern Ottoman Empire (present Turkey). At the age of 16, his parents sent Yousuf to live with…

Diana Markosian

Diana Markosian is an Armenian-American photographer whose work explores the relationship between memory and place. She received her master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism at 20. Her work has since taken her to some of the most remote corners of the world, where she has worked on both personal and editorial work….

Yousuf Karsh

On the stormy New Year’s Eve of 1925, the liner Versailles reached Halifax from Beirut. After a voyage of twenty-nine days, her most excited passenger in the steerage class must have been a seventeen-year-old Armenian boy who spoke little French, and less English. I was that boy. My first glimpse of the New World on…