Wolfgang Suschitzky (Austrian, b. 1912)
The career of London-based photographer, cameraman, and humanist Wolfgang Suschitzky spans more than 70 years. He created a legacy of socially engaged photography and film work known for its integrity and compassion, having worked on over a hundred documentary, feature, and commercial films. His photographs are held in collections worldwide.
Never forcing an image but, rather, waiting patiently for an opportunity for the picture to present itself, Suschitzky liked to think of himself as a photographer of "all things that are photographable," joking that his favorite photographic genres are children and animals "because they don't complain." His photographs are proof for the respect and compassion with which he treats each new subject.