Howe, James Wong

Howe, James Wong (b. Wong Tung Jim)

(1899–1976) cinematographer; born in Canton, China. In the U.S.A. from the age of five, he entered films in 1917 and became a director of photography in 1922. A meticulous lighting cameraman, he was renowned for his low-key lighting and was a pioneer in hand-held cameras and deep focus. He won Academy Awards for his photography in The Rose Tattoo (1955) and Hud (1963) before turning to directing.