[Np: The Photographer, ca. 1963]. Original glossy double-weight gelatin silver print from negative, 11 x 14", (inclusive of margins, image size is 13 1/4 x 10 5/8"). Numbered in pencil on verso. About fine. Item #WRCLIT87670
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, and his interest in the Zulu people lead to additional photographs not directly associated with the film, such as this. The present image is a dramatic seated portrait of a pensive Zulu tribeswoman, in the garb of a married woman, with a child comfortably nestled on her lap with the majestic foothills of the Drakensberg mountains providing the backdrop. The image is identified as "No. 33" 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.