Yousuf Karsh is often referred to as the greatest portrait photographer of the 20th century.

Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera.

Yousuf Karsh

Yousuf Karsh had a unique history with Hart House; he was a judge at the annual Camera Club Salon in 1953-54 where he introduced the Karsh Trophy for the best photograph of campus life taken at the University of Toronto. In honour of its centennial year, Hart House presented a special exhibit of Karsh-worthy pieces featuring a retrospective display of photos taken by members of the Hart House Camera Club throughout the years plus a number of award-winning contemporary images depicting modern campus-life.

Exhibition Pieces

Bill Dowkes, Camera Club member since 1958, had four pieces included in this exhibition.
Read more about Bill’s time at Hart House

On the blog post here >>

Event Metadata

Event Ended

  • Date: Fri, May 24, 2019
  • Time & Duration: (all day) (24 days)
  • Venue:
    Hart House
    7 Hart House Cir,
    Toronto, ON M5S 3H3
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  • Room: Second Floor Hallway