Wolf Suschitzky by Joerg Burger

Photo of Wolf Suschitzky by (c) Jörg Burger

Wolf Suschitzky Photography Prize 2023 Open Call

Entry deadline: 20 November 2022

The Austrian Cultural Forum London is thrilled to announce our third open call inviting emerging photographers based in Austria and the UK to participate in a prize in tribute of the late Austrian émigré photographer Wolf Suschitzky.

Wolf Suschitzky (1912-2016) was trained as a photographer at the Austrian State School of Photography in Vienna. With fascism on the rise, he emigrated to Amsterdam in 1934, and to London in the following year. There he started working as a photographer for the illustrated press. He also enjoyed a rich and long career in film, being cameraman on some 200 documentaries, shorts and feature films, among them Get Carter (1971).

For our third edition of the prize the ACF London invites submissions by emerging photographers on the theme of ‘Im Augenblick gefangen / Capturing the moment’. Suschitzky is known for his versatility and his ability to apply himself to different situations. Each of his photographs conveys key elements of his attitude as a photographer: curiosity, fascination, spontaneity, as well as a genuine concern and respect for those who he photographed. He was also a master of capturing the moment. In German the word for ‘Moment’ is Augenblick made up of the two words ‘Auge/Eye’ and 'Blick/Gaze'. We invite photographers and artists to submit work which captures the moment or their moment in the spirit of Wolf Suschitzky.

This prize celebrates and reflects Wolf Suschitzky’s strong connection to both the land of birth and his chosen home. Submissions will be reviewed by an international panel of art experts:

Clare Grafik (Photographers' Gallery London)
Kurt Kaindl (FOTOHOF Salzburg)
Carla Mitchell (Four Corners Gallery, London)
Nela Eggenberger (EIKON Chefredaktion / Editor in Chief)
Prof. Gabriele Rothemann (Klasse Fotografie Universität für angewandte Kunst, Vienna)
Anja Manfredi (Schule Friedl Kubelka, Vienna)
Val Williams (UAL Professor of the History and Culture of Photography)
The Suschitzky Family


There are two prizes available:
An Austria based winner will receive a 10-day ACF London residency + €500 cash prize
A UK based winner will receive a 10-day Vienna/Salzburg residency + €500 cash prize

Both residencies will be offered in 2023. The winners will be invited to show their work at the ACF London in an exhibition in Autumn 2023 and FOTOHOF Salzburg in 2024.


The ACF London will invite shortlisted artists to participate in an exhibition in 2023. There will be limited production costs available to each shortlisted photographer. We cannot display artworks in excess of 2x1 meter.

Please download the PDF for full details, guidelines and application information.
There is no entry fee!