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I am a lucky man
London since 1934

August 26 to October 8, 2009

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Victoria Bus Station, London, 1939, 1939,
Gelatin Silver Print on Baryte, 29,6 x 39,2 cm

From August 26 to October 8, 2009, Galerie Hilaneh von Kories will present the exhibition »I am a lucky man.«, a selection of the most significant pictures by Wolfgang Suschitzky. The artist, born in Vienna in 1912, the son of socialist bookseller, counts among the most remarkable British cinematographers and photographers. Part of the selection of his best black and white images are snapshots he took in Charing Cross Road in London, home of the city‘s most important book stores at that time.

Back in Austria, Suschitzky had studied photography at Höhere Graphische Bundes-Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt, inspired by his older sister Edith Tudor-Hart, who had studied photography at Bauhaus and later married a British physician.

Wolf Suschitzky: Londoner, 1935
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 38 x 29,3 cm
Londoner
Londoner, 1935
Wolf Suschitzky: Foyles, Charing Cross Road, London, 1936
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 37,9 x 27,7 cm
Foyles, Charing Cross Road, London, 1936
Foyles, Charing Cross Road,
London, 1936
Wolf Suschitzky: Street Cleaner, Westminster, London, 1934
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 33 x 26,2 cm
Embankment, London
Street Cleaner, Westminster,
London, 1934
Wolf Suschitzky: Charing Cross Road # 7, London, 1936
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 36,3 x 29,4 cm
Charing Cross Road #7, London, 1936
Charing Cross Road # 7,
London, 1936

When the Austrofascist movement took over in 1934, Suschitzky fled to the Netherlands. But thanks to lucky circumstances, he moved on to London. In the beginning he struggled to make ends meet, while occasionally assisting his much more successful sister. But when he was given the opportunity to become a cameraman for documentaries, he was able to start a successful career as a cinematographer. He worked on more than 200 films and was involved in »The Bespoke Overcoat«, a short, which received an Oscar in 1956. His most famous works are »Get Carter« (1971), a movie with Michael Caine, and the film version of the James Joyce book »Ulysses« (1967), which won the British Academy for Film and Television Arts Award.

During his years in the movie and television industry, Suschitzky kept his Hasselblad by his side and took thousands of still photos. In some of his portraits, mostly shot in a black and white, he captured famous people like Indian Prime Minister Nehru and scientist Robert Fleming, while making a name for himself as a specialist in animal photography. Suschitzky, 97, and his body of work have only recently been discovered and are being shown in Germany for the very first time. The photographer will be travelling to Hamburg to participate in the opening of the exhibit.

Wolf Suschitzky: Hyde Park, London, 1934
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 29,5 x 39 cm
Hyde Park, London, 1937
Hyde Park, London, 1934
Wolf Suschitzky: Charing Cross Road # 1, London, 1936
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 29,2 x 38,9 cm
Charing Cross Road
Charing Cross Road # 1,
London, 1936
Wolf Suschitzky: At monument station, London, 1938
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 29 x 37,4 cm
At monument station, London, 1938
At monument station,
London, 1938
Wolf Suschitzky: Lyons Corner House, Tottenham Court Road, London, 1941
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 19 x 23,3 cm
Lyons Corner House, London, 1934 (19×23)
Lyons Corner House,
Tottenham Court Road,
London, 1941

Suschitzky‘s images reflect the distinct eyes of a documentarian combined with a poetic sensibility and the enthusiasm of a progressive mind. A man who saw his work as a valuable political tool, and as an instrument for learning. He did not consider any rules or any conventional wisdom when framing his objects. »Composition is not a matter of rules«, he said. »It‘s a matter of taste.«

The exhibit titled »I am a lucky man.« presents a selection of about 60 Silver gelatine prints on Baryte including 11 Vintage prints. There is also a book available titled »wolf suschitzky photos«, SYNEMA-Publikationen Wien.

More photos from this exhibition

Wolf Suschitzky: Charing Cross Road # 4, London, 1937
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 31,4 x 29,2 cm
Open image gallery
Wolf Suschitzky: Charing Cross Road # 5, London, 1936
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 27,9 x 27,8 cm
Wolf Suschitzky: Charing Cross Road # 3, Beaumonts, London, 1937
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 39,3 x 29,3 cm
Wolf Suschitzky: Charing Cross Road # 8, London, 1937
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 38 x 27,6 cm
Wolf Suschitzky: Shoe Shine, Charing Cross Road, London, 1936
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 29,4 x 23,3 cm
Wolf Suschitzky: Wyndhams Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, 1934
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 20,4 x 20,3 cm
Wolf Suschitzky: Milkman, Charing Cross Road, London, 1935
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 28,7 x 38,9 cm
Wolf Suschitzky: Jawaharlal Nehru, Delhi, 1955
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 28,8 x 32,4 cm
Wolf Suschitzky: Athens, 1960
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 31,3 x 29 cm
Wolf Suschitzky: Guy the Gorilla, London Zoo, 1958
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 38,6 x 28,2 cm
Wolf Suschitzky: Festival of Britain, South Bank, 1951
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 28,5 x 23,9 cm
Wolf Suschitzky: Peter, Welwyn Garden City, 1941
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 37,2 x 29,8 cm
Wolf Suschitzky: Girl, London, 1941
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 24 x 19,4 cm
Wolf Suschitzky: Queen Mary, Southampton, 1951
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 24 x 28,7 cm
Wolf Suschitzky: Harrods, 1939
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 26,6 x 24,1 cm
Wolf Suschitzky: Hampstead Heath Fair, 1937
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 17,6 x 16,5 cm
Wolf Suschitzky: Hurlingham Club, London, 1939
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 24 x 26,4 cm
Wolf Suschitzky: Seine, Paris, 1951
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 37,6 x 30,3 cm
Wolf Suschitzky: Team analysing Penicillin, Oxford, 1944
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 29,4 x 37,4 cm
Wolf Suschitzky: Miners, Kirkaldy, Scotland, 1952
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 32,1 x 30,2 cm
Wolf Suschitzky: Steelworks, Melting shop, Port Talbot, South Wales, 1948
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 29,9 x 36,2 cm
Wolf Suschitzky: H.G. Wells, London, 1939
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 22,7 x 26,3 cm
Wolf Suschitzky: H.G. Wells, His Hands, London, 1939
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 27 x 23 cm
Wolf Suschitzky: Gerd and Agnes Arntz, Scheveningen, 1935
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 35,9 x 29,5 cm
Wolf Suschitzky: East End, London, 1934
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 38,3 x 29 cm
Wolf Suschitzky: Sunday Morning, Oldham, 1946
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 38 x 29,1 cm
Wolf Suschitzky: Paving, Charing Cross Road, London, 1936
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 39,2 x 29 cm
Wolf Suschitzky: Tenements, London, 1936
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 33,7 x 26,2 cm
Wolf Suschitzky: War In Wax, London, 1945
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 38,9 x 29,3 cm
Wolf Suschitzky: London, Stepney, 1934
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 35,8 x 29,1 cm
Wolf Suschitzky: The Matchbox, London, 1936
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 39 x 29 cm
Wolf Suschitzky: Dundee, Scotland, 1944
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 35,9 x 29,1 cm
Wolf Suschitzky: London Docks, 1935
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 36,6 x 29 cm
Wolf Suschitzky: London, Zoo, 1941
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 33,8 x 29 cm
Wolf Suschitzky: VE Day, Piccadilly Circus, 1945
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 29 x 38,4 cm
Wolf Suschitzky: Ilon, London, 1938
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 38,9 x 29,2 cm
Wolf Suschitzky: Hotel Room, Edingburgh, 1965
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 38,9 x 29,2 cm
Wolf Suschitzky: Eamon de Valera, Dublin, 1954
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 38,4 x 29,4 cm
Wolf Suschitzky: Sean O‘Casey, 1958
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 37,9 x 29,7 cm
Wolf Suschitzky: Aldous Huxley, London, 1958
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 30 x 23,2 cm
Wolf Suschitzky: Hilde Spiel, 1937
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 24,1 x 19 cm
Wolf Suschitzky: Democracy, 1961
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, cm
Wolf Suschitzky: Prinsengracht, Amsterdam, 1934
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 38,1 x 27,7 cm
Wolf Suschitzky: Embankment, London, 1947
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 32,6 x 29,2 cm
Wolf Suschitzky: Amsterdam # 1, 1934
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 27,9 x 27,7 cm
Wolf Suschitzky: View Notre Dame, Paris, 1939
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 37,6 x 29,1 cm
Wolf Suschitzky: Amsterdam # 2, 1934
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 27,9 x 27,7 cm
Wolf Suschitzky: Venice, 1952
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 27,7 x 28 cm
Wolf Suschitzky: Thomas Gerrad and Son, 1939
Silbergelatine auf Baryt, 32,8 x 29 cm

Wolf Suschitzky:
I am a lucky man
London since 1934

August 26 to October 8, 2009
Vernissage: October 8, 2009, 19:00h | Laudatio: Dr. Henriette Väth-Hinz
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Friday 14:00–19:00h and by appointment

Galerie Hilaneh von Kories
Stresemannstraße 384a (in the courtyard)
22761 Hamburg
Tel: +49 (40) 423 20 10
mail@galeriehilanehvonkories.de
www.galeriehilanehvonkories.de

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