Dietrich Lohmann

Dietrich Lohmann, B.V.K. (German Society of Cinematographers) (9 March 1943 – 13 November 1997) was a German cinematographer.

Dietrich Lohmann
Born(1943-03-09)March 9, 1943
DiedNovember 13, 1997(1997-11-13) (aged 54)

He was born in Schnepfenthal, Waltershausen, Thuringia, Germany.[1] He studied at the Staatliche Fachschule für Optik und Fototechnik in Berlin.[1] After graduating he entered Olympia-Film in Munich and worked with Thomas Mauch,[1] and he became a key cinematographer of New German Cinema. He is prominent for his collaboration with director Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

He went to the US in 1988,[1] and photographed Hollywood films such as The Innocent, Color of Night, A Couch in New York, The Peacemaker and Deep Impact.

He won at the German Film Awards in 1970,[2] and at the American Society of Cinematographers Awards in 1989.[3]

On November 13, 1997, Lohmann died from leukemia, aged 54.[4]

The film Deep Impact was dedicated to Lohmann's memory.[5]



  1. "DIETRICH LOHMANN". Retrieved 2013-12-27.
  2. Deutsche Filmakademie Filmpreis Suche
  3. "The ASC -- Past ASC Awards". Archived from the original on 2011-08-08.
  4. "Dietrich Lohmann; Widely Praised Cinematographer". Los Angeles Times. 1997-11-20. Retrieved 2013-12-27.
  5. "Dietrich Lohmann". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-08-19.

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