Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/05/02

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Great Photographers DB
From: John Coan <>
Date: Tue, 02 May 2000 10:38:58 -0400

And another great portrait that sticks in my mind... Steve McCurry of the
Afghan refugee girl.  Everybody knows this one.

Rich Lahrson wrote:

> John Coan wrote:
> > And who could forget the Yousuf Karsh portrait of Churchill?  It made the
> > cover of Life in the early stages of America's involvement in WWII, and
> > provided an image of resolute courage and determination that inspired a
> > nation.
> Hi John,
>      I was browsing a Karsh book in the library the other day.  Many of
> the portraits are memorial, that is, what we will remember, like the
> shot of Albert Einstein or Queen Elizebeth and many others.  It's easy
> to put down that type of studio style; it's been out of fashion for
> decades, and yet Karsh images remain because he was THE best in that
> style and had the 'name' subjects (as well as the less known).
>                                         Cheers,
>                                                                 Rich