Tuesday, July 6, 2010
WalterFilm Online Photo Museum - Yousuf Karsh: "ZULU, a film about warfare between the British and Zulu warriors in 1879, was directed by Cy Enfield, and its cast included Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins, and Michael Caine. It was released to considerable acclaim on 17 June 1964, and it is now considered something of a classic in its genre.
Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002) is famous for his iconic portraits, such as those of Churchill, Hemingway, and Einstein. When he was given the commission to go and do the on-set photography of this film, he focused not on the white movie stars, but rather on the native Zulu people, and, in the process, produced what appears to be his only extensive series of ethnographic portraits."