Albert Carrick

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Albert Carrick (b. Scotland, 05/02/1890 or 1891 – d. Johannesburg, 16/10/1966) was a cinematographer. Also credited as A. Carrick and Bert Carrick.


According to an article in the Cape Argus, Albert Carrick was born in Scotland, but this could not be verified. In 1919 he married Winifred Candy and soon afterwards came out to South Africa. Subsequently he returned to England, came out again with his wife and in 1921 joined African Film Productions where he became a cinematographer. He was to remain with the company for all of his working life and was frequently listed as cameraman on the African Mirror newsreels. Thus he filmed the 1923 installation of Chief Sekgoma Khama as King of the Bangwato people in what was then Bechuanaland and covered numerous notable events on the homefront during World War II. He also contributed to many documentaries, including From Red Blanket to Civilisation (1925) and Durban, Lovers’ Paradise (1930), as well as Joseph Albrecht’s The Blue and Silver Way (1936) and After Sixty Years / Na Sestig Jaar (1946). On Die Bou van ‘n Nasie (1938) he is credited with “laboratory” and in 1964 the Cape Argus reported that he was still helping in the stores. His death certificate stated that he was a caretaker at S.A. Screen Productions in Killarney. His wife predeceased him in 1960.


Cape Argus, 9 May 1964

Gutsche, Thelma - The history and social significance of motion pictures in South Africa 1895-1940 (1972)

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