Wolfgang Suschitzky, Decoration
On 14th August 2012, Wolfgang Suschitzky, celebrated photographer and cinematographer was honoured at the Austrian Embassy in London with the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art First Class. He turns 100 this August. “The human faces and scenes on Wolf Suschitzky’s photographs are simply classic and eternal. Every time I look at them, I discover something new. Our award is a well-deserved recognition from his birthland, Austria”, said Austrian Ambassador Emil Brix during the reception at the Austrian Embassy in London. Emil Brix bestowed the honour in the name of Federal President Heinz Fischer.
At present, several of Suschitzky’s iconic photographs are on view at the exhibition Another London. International Photographers Capture City Life 1930-1980 at Tate Britain.
In 2012, Suschitzky was awarded the BAFTA Special award at London’s BFI Southbank in tribute to his outstanding career. His photographs have also been exhibited at the National Gallery and The Photographer's Gallery, and appear in many international photography collections. He has been an evergreen on the British photography and cinematography scene since first arriving in London from Vienna in 1934, contributing to many iconic and famous feature films, such as “No Resting Place” (1951), the art-house daring of “Ulysses” (1967), and the gangster classic “Get Carter” (1971).