Wolfgang Suschitzky

Wolfgang Suschitzky BSC (born 29 August 1912 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary), is a photographer and cinematographer perhaps best known for his collaboration with Paul Rotha in the 1940s and his work on Mike Hodges' 1971 film Get Carter. Andrew Pulver has described Suschtizky as "a living link to the prewar glory days of the British documentary movement." Steve Chibnall writes that Suschitzky "[developed] a reputation as an expert location photographer with a documentarist's ability to extract atmosphere from naturalistic settings." His photographs have been exhibited at the National Gallery, the Austrian Cultural Forum in London and The Photographer's Gallery, and appear in many international photography collections. He is the father of cinematographer Peter Suschitzky (born 1941) and classical musician and writer Misha Donat . Suschitzky's father was a Veinnesesocial democrat of Jewish background, but had renounced his faith and become an atheist, or "konfessionslos". He opened the first social democractic bookshop in Vienna (later to become a publishers), and Suschitzky was born in the apartment above the bookshop. His sister was photographer Edith Tudor-Hart (1908–1973).


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