Wolf Suschitzky – Photographers’ Gallery until 6th March 2016
Wolf Suschitzky’s London brings together a selection of work by the celebrated cinematographer and documentarian Wolfgang Suschitzky. Leading viewers on a tour through London’s atmospheric cityscapes, the exhibition focuses on historic depictions of the 1930s and 1940s, reflecting the artist’s enduring fascination with his adopted city.
A skilled photojournalist, Suschitzky’s often candid photographs are admired for their spontaneity and quiet intensity, his keen eye for composition echoing the work of Brassaï and Henri Cartier-Bresson. It is Suschitzky’s masterful manipulation of light and shadow coupled with his innate talent for storytelling which continues to give enduring popular appeal to his work.
Image top left: Foyles, Charing Cross Road, London, 1936
Image top right: Embankment, London, 1947
© Wolfgang Suschitzky, Courtesy of The Photographers’ Gallery