Fundraiser: Discovering Canadian Photographer Yousuf Karsh

This is a fundraising event for the Photographic Museum of Ontario. We will display photography work of Canadian Photographer Yousuf Karsh.

On Sat. May 18, 2019, the PMO is proud to present a day with Karsh. Come learn about the photographer who has taken some of the most iconic photos of our time.

Yousuf Karsh was an Armenian-Canadian photographer known for his portraits of notable individuals. He has been described as one of the greatest portrait photographers of the 20th century.

Karsh's photos were known for their use of dramatic lighting, which became the hallmark of his portrait style.

Martin Luther King, Winston Churchill, Audrey Hepburn, Albert Einstein, to name but a few have been photographed by this legend.

We will start with a short documentary followed by a slide show of his work. We will also have a few pieces of his originals on display.

Evening Outline:


Food and Drinks

Raffles tickets being sold

Greeting by MC Peter Gatt

Guess speaker Michael Willems

Documentary video of Yousuf Karsh

Guess Speaker Bharat Mistry

Slide Show

Guess Speaker Peter Gatt

Raffle Draw

Images will be on display for viewing before and after presentations.

This event is sponsored by:

School of Photography

Ajax Camera Club

Photo Ed Magazine

Photographic Historic Society of Canada

Hit Camera

Door prizes, 50/50 draw and photography items for sale.

Cost $ 30.00 (Online or at the Door)

Time: 6:30 - 9:30

Reserve your spot at:

100% of the money raised from this event will go directly to the Photographic Museum of Ontario to help us build our first location to preserve the history and art of photography.