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John Witzig

b. 1944

John Witzig, photographer, writer and designer, contributed his first piece to Surfing World in 1963. From 1967 to 1969 he was editor of Surf International. In 1970 he co-founded Tracks magazine. He is now a designer for the art publishing house Chapter and Verse. His surf photographs were included in the Magicians of the Sea exhibition at the Australian Centre for Photography in 2005, and in 50 Years of Australian Beach Culture at the Dickerson Gallery in 2010. The National Portrait Gallery acquired Alby Falzon's photograph of Nat Young in 2006 by gift of Witzig, and purchased Witzig's photographs of Midget Farrelly, Mark Richards and Nat Young in 2007-2008.

Updated 2018