Article Number: 12007
Soft Cover, English, Thread Stiching, 128 Pages, 2020, Fotohof, ISBN 978-3-903334-05-2
Wolf Suschitzky

Work

€ 30.00

Wolfgang Suschitzky (* 1912) grew up in a family that was more connected to socialism than to its Jewish roots. His father is a co-founder of Anzengruber Verlag and the first social democratic bookstore in Vienna. Wolf Suschitzky received his photography training at the Höhere Graphische Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt.

Wolf Suschitzky - Work represents the beginning of a series of books that is intended to provide an insight into the steadily growing holdings of the FOTOHOF archive. Your first volume is dedicated to the photographic work of Wolf Suschitzky, whose estate has been kept and cataloged in Salzburg since 2018. The selection of images that are shown is not guided by the claim to depict this extensive work, which was exciting from the early 1930s to the 21st century, in its entirety. Rather, based on the topic of “work”, the selection falls on an omnipresent subject in the work of the Viennese-born Wolf Suschitzky and thus directs the view to certain continuities in a biography interrupted by emigration and exile.
Wolfgang Suschitzky (* 1912) grew up in a family that was more connected to socialism than to its Jewish roots. His father is a co-founder of Anzengruber Verlag and the first social democratic bookstore in Vienna. Wolf Suschitzky received his photography training at the Höhere Graphische Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt. In 1934 he left Austria under the impression of Austrofascism. He first went to the Netherlands and a year later to London. Here, Wolf Suschitzky works for magazines such as Picture Post, Illustration and Lilliput and finds a connection with the British documentary film movement. After the outbreak of war, he was initially banned from working as an enemy alien. From 1942 he worked again as a cameraman and in 1944 he was involved in founding the DATA film cooperative. In the post-war period, Wolf Suschitzky increasingly made short and feature films, including classics such as No Resting Place (1951), Ulysses (1967) and Get Carter (1971). In addition to his cinematic work, there is also an extensive photographic work that shows Wolf Suschitzky as a cool but never indifferent observer of social conditions. Wolf Suschitzky died in London in 2016 at the age of 104.