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“Music begins where the possibilities of language end”

“Music begins where the possibilities of language end”

Jean Sibelius, Finnish, composer

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“Character, like a photograph, develops in darkness.”

“Character, like a photograph, develops in darkness.”

Yousuf Karsh, Armenian, Canadian, photographer

Photographer

馬丁路德金遇刺五十週年 Portrait by Yousuf Karsh

今日是美國人權領袖馬丁路德金Martin Luther King, Jr.)遇刺逝世五十週年。他主張用非暴力的抗爭手法爭取美國黑人平等的權益,1963年在華盛頓的林肯紀念堂發表著名演講“I Have a Dream”,影響了美國乃至全世界的黑人權益運動,1964年他成為當時最年輕的諾貝爾和平獎得主。1968年4月4日,在田納西州孟菲斯市聲援黑人清潔工人罷工的翌日,馬丁路德金在一間汽車旅館二樓陽台遭白人槍手殺害,終年39歲。

關於馬丁路德金的照片,通常都是他出席演講或遊行示威運動時,作為民運領袖被媒體所拍攝,真真正正幫他拍攝人像攝影的,幾乎寥寥可數,加拿大攝影師Yousuf Karsh就是其一。1961年至1962年,他在佐治亞州發起以游行示威反對種族歧視的Albany Movement,這場運動以失敗告終,也為他帶來牢獄之災。

1962年八月,當時馬丁路德金剛剛出獄,回到佐治亞州首府亞特蘭大, 22 more words

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Anna Presents: Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002)

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Widely considered one of the greatest portrait photographers of the 20th Century, Yousuf Karsh was born in Armenia in 1908. But in 1922, following the systematic persecution and massacre of Armenians by the ruling Turks (for more information, see the New York Times’ article on  842 more words

Musings

黑白人像攝影大師 Yousuf Karsh

談及20世紀人像攝影師,來自加拿大的Yousuf Karsh是不得不提的名字。是他,為20世紀眾多名人留下一幅幅神情流露的珍貴照片;也是他,孜孜不倦於攝影工作,獨樹一幟將人像攝影提升到另一層次。時至今日,他的作品依然經得起考驗,他依然是世人心中的天才攝影大師。

NELSON MANDELA,1990

左至右:FIDEL CASTRO(1971),  MARTIN LUTHER KING(1962), NELSON MANDELA(1990).

崎嶇的成長經歷

1908年,Yousuf Karsh生於當時奧斯曼帝國(今屬土耳其)的一個亞美尼亞家庭,自小他就在飢荒和帝國政府對亞美尼亞種族屠殺的陰影下成長。為逃離迫害,14歲時舉家前往敘利亞,兩年後父母將他送去加拿大,跟隨叔父GEORGE NAKASH在QUEBEC生活。叔父是他的攝影啓蒙老師,當時他一邊上學,一邊在叔父的攝影工作室幫忙。17歲生日時,叔父送給他一部相機,而他對攝影的興趣亦日益濃厚。在發現KARSH在攝影方面的天賦與潛能後,叔父在1928年將他送到波士頓跟隨人像攝影師JOHN GARO學習。GARO不但將各種拍攝技巧悉數相傳,並特別培養他的悟性,教導他要在作品中融入自己的獨特闡釋。4年後他回到加拿大,在渥太華開創自己的攝影工作室。在為當時加拿大總督THE EARL OF BESSBOROUGH拍攝照片後,Yousuf Karsh… 37 more words

PhotogStory

Born on this day - Yousuf Karsh

‘The trouble with photographing beautiful women is that you never get into the dark room until after they’ve gone.’

Yousuf Karsh (Armenian-Canadian photographer) – December 23, 1908 – July 13, 2002

Photography

Masterpiece 2017 - The art that drew us in.

If you caught our blog post from last Sunday where we covered the jewellery highlights from last weeks Masterpiece 2017, then you’ll know that our jaws were hanging for most of the event. 436 more words

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