Joseph August

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Joseph H. August, A.S.C. (26 April 1890 – 25 September 1947) was an American cinematographer and co-founder of the American Society of Cinematographers.

Joseph H. August
Born(1890-04-26)April 26, 1890
DiedSeptember 25, 1947(1947-09-25) (aged 57)
EducationColorado School of Mining
Years active1913–1947
Known forASC Co-founder

His films included Gunga Din (1939) for which he was nominated for Academy Award for Best Cinematography, The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939), The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941), and Portrait of Jennie (1948).[1]

He died in 1947 shortly after completing the filming of Portrait of Jennie. He received his second Oscar nomination, posthumously, for this film. His son, Joseph A. August (1916–2006), was also a cinematographer.

Selected filmographyEdit

Poster for The Border Wireless, photographed by Joe August


  1. ^ Higham, Charles; Greenberg, Joel (1968). Hollywood in the Forties. London: A. Zwemmer Limited. p. 57. ISBN 0-302-00477-7.

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