[Np: The Photographer, ca. 1963]. Original glossy double-weight gelatin silver print from negative, 11 x 14" (inclusive of margins, image size 10.5 x 13.5"). Captioned and numbered in pencil on verso. About fine. Item #WRCLIT87650
An original print of one of the sequence of superb photographs taken by Yousuf Karsh on location in South Africa during the filming of the 1964 Diamond Films production, ZULU, directed by Cy Endfield. Karsh's invitation to join the production and photograph the cast and locale resulted in a sequence of photographs of a very high order. The present image is character portrait of a young boy (Daniel Tshabalala as Jacob), playing a flute with a guitar resting on his knee while sitting on rocks along a river, the further bank of which is visible in the background. Also visible is an automobile and the foothills of the Drakensberg mountains. The image is identified as "Daniel Tchaballa [sic]" and "No. 355" in the series in pencil on the verso. Although this project is not as widely known as Karsh's formal portraiture, examples of the resulting images have featured prominently in both museum and print retrospectives of his career.