A Chinese-American photographer who has worked with more than 130 films and pioneered photography techniques
James Wong Howe was born in Guangdong, in southern China, on August 28, 1899. Shortly after his birth, his family moved to Washington State in the United States where his father got a job on the railroad.
He showed early interest in photography and became one of Hollywood's most acclaimed film photographers during the golden age of the 1930s and 1940s and 1940s.
He was a pioneer in the work as a photographer and innovated several techniques and was known for his talent in using the shadow on the silver screen. He was also one of the first photographers in history to use deep cinema, and during his career he was nominated 10 times for an Oscar for Best Cinematography. Howe has won two Oscars, one for The Rose Tattoo, one for Williams, and another for 1963's Paul Newman.
He passed away in 1976 and was buried at Westwood Memorial Park in Los Angeles.