Wolfgang Suschitzky

Austrian / British (born 1912)
Wolfgang Suschitzky Washing Strung Between Tenements, Dundee 1948 (printed 1989) © Copyright held jointly by Peter Suschitzky, Julia Donat & Misha Donat


Born 1912
Died 2016
Nationalities Austrian

Wolfgang Suschitzky, a photographer and cameraman born in Vienna, became one of the leading documentary makers on the British film market. He came to England in 1934 and signed up with Paul Rotha's Strand Films company in London. In a career spanning sixty years he has shot over a hundred films for both government agencies and commercial companies, including classics such as Ring of Bright Water (1969) and Get Carter (1970). Wherever he travelled, he also took his stills camera, snatching time from film making to build a significant archive of documentary photographs.