"It reminds me of when I photographed Pope John XXIII," Karsh said softly.
Karsh quotes General Stockwell telling the Arab leaders, “You have made a foolish decision.”
By 1931, Karsh had returned to Ottawa and opened his own studio.
Here and there, Karsh quietly allowed character-informing details into his frames.
In addition to Nelson Mandela, Karsh photographed 15,312 people in his 60-year career.
Karsh has vaulted into the headlines after a career spent far from them.
And unlike the majority of great lensmen, Karsh was a master printmaker who developed film according to his own chemical formulas.
At that point Karsh resumed the session—with Mandela now and then dissolving into laughter and pointing.