When businessman Bern Schwartz embarked on a second career as a portrait photographer at the age of sixty, he could not have imagined the success that awaited him. Within just five years he would capture the faces of the most revered figures in Israel, Great Britain, America and beyond. The staggering range of sitters included politicians, diplomats, religious leaders, writers, philanthropists, scientists, actors, dancers, artists and royalty, most portrayed at home or in their working environments. Transcending boundaries of religion, nationality and class, all are linked by their achievement of excellence in their chosen professions. Now over thirty years later, the popularity of these portraits has endured and many have become iconic images of our time.