Peter Suschitzky was born on the 25th of July 1941. He is a cinematographer known for his work as the director of photography in The Empire Strikes Back and the later films of David Cronenberg. Suschitzky succeeded Mark Irwin as Cronenberg's regular cinematographer when Irwin left during the pre-production of Dead Ringers (1988), and has been the cinematographer for all of Cronenberg's films since.
Suschitzky won the 2008 Genie Award for Best Achievement in Cinematography for his work on Eastern Promises. In 2015 he was selected to be a member of the jury for the International Critics' Week section of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.