‘Quite content to be called a good craftsman’ – an exploration of Wolf Suschitzky’s extensive contributions to the field of applied photography between 1935 and 1955

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Abstract

This essay foregrounds Austrian émigré Wolf Suschitzky’s contributions to the field of applied photography in Britain between 1935 and 1955. In particular, it focuses on three practical manuals on photographing children and animals, and two illustrated children’s books. A second aim of this essay has been to track some of the creative professional émigré circles within which Suschitzky moved during his first decade in exile and to explore how these intersected and diverged. Suschitzky also developed strong working relations with respected members of the British establishment, who supported his career by commissioning work from him.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Arts in British Exile from 1933
Subtitle of host publicationChanging Visual and Material Culture
EditorsMarian Malet, Rachel Dickson, Sarah MacDougall , Anna Nyburg
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherBrill Academic Publishers
Volume19
ISBN (Electronic)9789004395091
ISBN (Print)9789004395107
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Apr 2019

Publication series

NameYearbook of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies
Volume19

Keywords

  • photography and archives
  • Wolf Suschitzky
  • applied arts
  • visual and material culture
  • Emigre artist
  • photography manual
  • animals as subject matter

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    Wolf Suschitzky - Edith Tudor-Hart Gespräch und Filmvorführung

    Julia Winckler (Presenter), Kurt Kaindl (Presenter), Peter Schreiner (Presenter) & Lillian Birnbaum (Presenter)

    13 Aug 2020

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    Winckler, J. (2019). ‘Quite content to be called a good craftsman’ – an exploration of Wolf Suschitzky’s extensive contributions to the field of applied photography between 1935 and 1955. In M. Malet, R. Dickson, S. MacDougall , & A. Nyburg (Eds.), Applied Arts in British Exile from 1933: Changing Visual and Material Culture (Vol. 19 ). (Yearbook of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies; Vol. 19). Brill Academic Publishers. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004395107