Photography lecturer and researcher Julia Winckler has been working with Wolf Suschitzky for the past 14 years
10 Mar 2016
University of Brighton photography lecturer and researcher Julia Winckler has been working with Wolf Suschitzky for the past 14 years.Julia first interviewed Wolf for the book Film and Photography in Exile in 2003, and last year made a documentary film with Wolf Suschitzky and Tony Wallis, Children are the future. This film was shown at Brighton’s Jubilee Library as part of the International Visual Methods conference in September 2015. The film will be screened again as part of the co-curated, upcoming exhibition From Street to Playground at City Archives Gallery, Toronto this October, the result of a four year Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Grant with colleagues in Toronto.
Julia wrote the introduction to Wolf Suschitzky's most recent book, Seven Decades of Photography, also for sale at the Photographers Gallery.
Wolf Suschitzky is a highly distinguished documentary photographer, cameraman and humanist and his work touches upon key historic moments and major photographic and cinematographic developments across the 20th century. He received an honorary doctorate of arts from the University of Brighton in 2014 and also holds a BAFTA lifetime achievement award.
Working with Wolf Suschitzky over more than a decade fits with Julia Winckler’s ongoing research focus on memory, migration and exile, and she has just been invited to contribute a new book chapter, which will focus on Wolf Suschitzky and his sister, Edith Tudor-Hart, to Émigrés and the Applied Arts in Britain 1933-1955 . The book will be published by the Research Centre for German & Austrian Exile Studies in 2018.