Art: Change of Scene

Canada's Yousuf Karsh (TIME, Feb. 3, 1947) is perhaps the world's most celebrated portrait photographer. Visitors to his exhibit of camera work at M.I.T. last week found him dabbling in what is, for Karsh, a brand new subject: alongside his famous portraits of Winston Churchill, Eleanor Roosevelt and Bernard Shaw hung an impressive series of industrial photographs done with the master's usual flair for drama. In a steel plant and an auto factory, he had found workers posed like ballerinas around a slender ribbon of steel, had photographed paint sprayers conferring like brain surgeons, and had turned the molten metal slopping...

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