Yousuf Karsh Bust

Sculpture: Bust of Yousuf Karsh
Sculpture: Bust of Yousuf Karsh

The Yousuf Karsh bust, unveiled on June 9, 2017, is at the corner of Rideau Street and MacKenzie Avenue in Ottawa.

Yousuf Karsh (1908 ̶ 2002) was a prominent Canadian-Armenian photographer. This sculpture was presented to Canada by the Armenian people on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Confederation and the 25th anniversary of Armenian-Canadian diplomatic relations.

Sculptor: Megerditch Tarakdjian
Engineer: Souren Hadjian

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