Festival Karsh

Today I went to a media only tour for Festival Karsh.
If you don’t know this year Ottawa is marking the 100th anniversary of his birth.
Another summer event in Ottawa that people should check.
Festival Karsh
At the Library and Archives Canada, they have a free exhibition called Studio K: A Karsh Experience.
Festival Karsh
This exhibition shows his love with theatre and music. In the theatre section you can experiment with lights, costumes and cameras.
While the music section, you see his portraits of famous artist and listen to a clip of their songs.

Then there was a double decker bus that took us at the Canada Science and Technology Museum.
With the tour they did a trail on what is going on through the city while celebrating Festival Karsh.
Various locations that will feature his works are Bank Of Canada (Portrait of Queen Elizabeth and Mackenzie King), The Hardy Arcade (His first studio), Bytowne Museum (Portraits of famous Ottawans), Fairmont Chateau Laurier (Famous portraits of Churchill, Einstein and Stephen Leacock), Clarendon Lane between George and York St (Portarts in the Courtyard), National Art Gallery (Art of the Celebrity Portrait exhibit) and many more if you go to Festival Karsh.
I got the media kit and a nice red hat which had a K on it.
Festival Karsh
Canada Science and Technology Museum has a exhibit called Karsh: Image Maker will run from June 12 to September 13, 2009.
Festival Karsh
Where you see his famous portraits and also the museum acquired his equipment IE 4X5 Camera, cameras, enlarger and brushes.
Festival Karsh
My favorite portraits that I love at the exhibits are:
Audrey Hepburn
Alfred Hitchcock
Bryan Adam (I was surprised that he took a photograph of him)
Anita Ekberg (She almost look like Sofia Loren)
Queen Elizabeth
Sir Winston Churchill
Festival Karsh


One thought on “Festival Karsh

  1. Good lord I love the Winston Churchill one, I Think it’s my favourite photograph EVER. The story behind it is fantastic as well. Thanks for posting about this, I’ll go check it out.

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