Ryszard Horowitz (born May 5, 1939) is a Polish-born American photographer. He is recognized as a pioneer of special effects photography that predates digital imaging.
Horowitz was born in Kraków, Poland on May 5, 1939. Four months later, Ryszard’s entire family were forced into concentration camps following the German invasion of Poland.
From September 1944 he was imprisoned at Auschwitz and later became known as being among the youngest known people to survive Auschwitz concentration camp and to be listed on Schindler’s list. At the war’s end, five-year old Ryszard was reunited with his family after his mother found him in an orphanage, and they were amongst the few Jewish families to re-establish themselves in Krakow.