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Photo of the Week No.21: Winston Churchill by Karsh, December 1941

This portrait photo of Winston Churchill, taken by Yousuf Karsh on 30th December 1941, captures the pugnacity, and the determination of the man.

Churchill was in Canada to give a speech to Canadian House of Commons in Ottawa to thank Canada for their help, as one of the allies, in fighting Hitler in World War 2. 83 more words

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Yousuf Karsh

Yousuf Karsh, CC (Armenian: Յուսուֆ Քարշ, also Hovsep Karsh Հովսեփ Քարշ; December 23, 1908 – July 13, 2002) was an Armenian–Canadian portrait photographer. He has been called one of the great portrait photographers of the 20th century by Time magazine and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, with the latter noting the “distinct style in his theatrical lighting.” 140 more words

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Book excerpt: A prime minister, his dead dog and the opening of Ottawa's Lord Elgin Hotel

On the day, 75 years ago this week, that Mackenzie King officially opened the Lord Elgin Hotel, a new symbol of the stately capital he had long dreamed of building, Canada’s most successful — and peculiar — prime minister was an emotional mess over the death of his dog. 1,151 more words

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Word to the Wise (part 5) - Proverbs 22:29

Proverbs 22:29 Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.

As a general rule, if you’re skilled at what you do, there’s an end to the initial stage of looking for work wherever you can get it. 210 more words

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The Light of Darkness

Hues Coaching focuses on achieving one’s value and utilizing skills and potential to stand out.

Who doesn’t want to be successful and shine amongst others? To excel you need to have character and “Character, like a photograph, develops in…

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Yousuf Karsh

Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002) has been called one of the great portrait photographers of the 20th century by TIME magazine.  He was an Armenian-Canadian portrait photographer known for his portraits of famous individuals such as Winston Churchill, Audrey Hepburn, Ernest Hemingway, and many others. (Sources: Wikipedia; karsh.org)

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Yousuf Karsh: A Master of 20th Century Photography

Yousuf Karsh, Audrey Hepburn, Photograph, 1956

“There is a brief moment when all there is in a man’s mind and soul and spirit is reflected through his eyes, his hands, his attitude.   247 more words

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