Walter Limot was born Walter Lichtenstein in Berlin
in 1902. At the age of twenty he became the first still photographer for
the German cinema industry and worked for many directors including Fritz
Lang, Kurt Bernhardt and Georg Wilhelm Pabst. After the Nazis came to
power in Germany in 1933 he fled to Paris and adopted the name Limot.
He continued to work in French cinema and documented over 120 films during
his career. He specialized in reportage work and also photographed many
personalities of the time such as Jean Cocteau, Colette and Le Corbusier.
Unfortunately, much of his pre-war work was lost in the Second World War,
and only a number of films survived. Limot died in Paris in 1984.