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Yousuf Karsh, C.C., LL.D.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
Yousuf Karsh, C.C., LL.D. C.C. Ottawa
Honour Appointment Investiture
Companion of the Order of Canada April 20, 1990 October 24, 1990
Internationally renowned photographer, he has recorded his personal interpretations of untold numbers of the great personalities of the 20th century in their own environment. While he is best known as the photographer of the famous, for some years now he has contributed to the cause of the handicapped by producing a series of poignant portraits, used world-wide, for the Muscular Dystrophy Association of America. This is a promotion within the Order.
Officer of the Order of Canada December 22, 1967 April 26, 1968
For his contributions as a portrait photographer of international repute.
Deceased on July 14, 2002.
Updated: 2018-03-26
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