Haskell Wexler, A.S.C. is an American cinematographer, and a film producer and director. Wexler was judged to be one of film history’s ten most influential cinematographers in a survey of the members of the International Cinematographers Guild.
Wexler was born to a Jewish family in Chicago, Illinois. His parents were Simon and Lottie Wexler, whose children included Jerrold, Joyce, and Yale.
After a year of college at the University of California, Berkeley and a tour in the United States Merchant Marine during World War II, Wexler decided to become a filmmaker.
Based in Chicago, Wexler made many documentaries, including The Living City, which won an Academy Award.