Women Cinematographers: Active in the past decade

by writingarises | created - 31 Mar 2014 | updated - 26 Jun 2018 | Public

I'm building this list to accompany my Women Directors list.... Please send me URLs of Women Cinematographers who have been active in the past decade. Let's build knowledge about the women who are working as DPs and encourage more women as they pursue their cinematography careers. We can support women cinematographers by watching their films and talking about their work. Hope this helps. Thanks to Cinema in Noir for reminding me I had this project in mind. I have not had much time to build this list... but value Women DPs greatly and will work on it as I have time.

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Mark your calendar for September 2018. We'll be taking the entire month to celebrate women filmmakers... and their work..

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1. Reed Morano

Director | The Handmaid's Tale

Reed Morano was born on April 15, 1977 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. She is known for directing and executive producing the pilot as well as episodes 2 & 3 of 'The Handmaid's Tale' (2017) and directing the feature film, 'Meadowland' (2015), which she also served as her own DP on. She also did double ...

2. Alexandra Pelosi

Director | Journeys with George

Alexandra Pelosi was born on October 5, 1970 in San Francisco, California, USA as Alexandra C. Pelosi. She is a director and producer, known for Journeys with George (2002), Fall to Grace (2013) and Citizen USA: A 50 State Road Trip (2011). She has been married to Michiel Vos since June 18, 2005. ...

3. Amy Vincent

Cinematographer | Eve's Bayou

Amy Vincent was born in 1959 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. She is known for her work on Eve's Bayou (1997), Hustle & Flow (2005) and Black Snake Moan (2006).

4. Anne Misawa

Producer | Waking Mele

She has studied filmmaking at the University of Southern California's Graduate Film and Television Program and also has a previous Master's degree in Creative Writing from New York University and has studied at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, Naropa Institute with its ...

6. Caroline Champetier

Cinematographer | Holy Motors

Caroline Champetier was born in 1954 in Paris, France. She is known for her work on Holy Motors (2012), Marée haute (1999) and Of Gods and Men (2010).

7. Ellen Kuras

Cinematographer | Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Ellen Kuras was born on July 10, 1959 in New Jersey, USA. She is known for her work on Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), The Betrayal (2008) and P.O.V. (1988).

8. Dana Kupper

Cinematographer | Stevie

9. Cybel Martin

Camera_department | The Rookie

MFA - New York University / Tisch School of the Arts.

10. Cira Felina Bolla

Cinematographer | The Untimely Concurrence

An exceptional cook.

11. Cathy Lee Crane

Director | The Manhattan Front

Cathy Lee Crane has been making narrative/documentary hybrid films on 16mm since 1994. She received the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2013 for her lyrical re-combinations of archival and staged material. Her first feature Pasolini's Last Words (2012) was supported through grants from the New York State ...

12. Jeanne Lapoirie

Cinematographer | 8 femmes

Member of AFC (Association Française des Directeurs de la Photographie Cinématographique).

13. Agnès Godard

Cinematographer | Beau travail

Agnès Godard was born in 1951 in France. She is known for her work on Beau travail (1999), Home (2008) and Paris, Texas (1984).

15. Lee Meily

Cinematographer | Baler

Began her career as a photographer after studying Communication Arts at De La Salle. Became a TV commercial producer for Image Films and Unitel Productions after.Became a full-pledged cinematographer in 1995 for TV commercials then shot Jeffrey Jeturians's first Film _Sana Pagibig Na (1997)_. Won ...

16. Lisa Rinzler

Cinematographer | Menace II Society

Lisa Rinzler is known for her work on Menace II Society (1993), Pollock (2000) and In the House (1997).

19. Mandy Walker

Cinematographer | Hidden Figures

Mandy Walker was born in 1963 in Bundoora, Victoria, Australia. She is known for her work on Hidden Figures (2016), Australia (2008) and Shattered Glass (2003).

21. Maryse Alberti

Cinematographer | The Wrestler

Maryse Alberti is a French cinematographer. She is best known for her work in Velvet Goldmine (1998), The Wrestler (2008), Stone (2010), Creed (2015) and the HBO film My Dinner with Hervé (2018).

She also work as a cinematographer in The Visit (2015).

Alberti work as a cinematographer includes more ...

22. Nancy Schreiber

Cinematographer | Better Things

Nancy Schreiber was born on June 27, 1949 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. She is known for her work on Better Things (2016), Your Friends & Neighbors (1998) and The Comeback (2005).

23. Rachel Morrison

Cinematographer | Black Panther

Rachel Morrison is an American cinematographer. She is best known for the films Fruitvale Station (2013), Cake (2014), Dope (2015), Mudbound (2017) and Black Panther (2018).

She began her career working on series and TV movies for a number of networks.

The independent film Palo Alto (2007) marked ...

24. Rain Li

Cinematographer | Beijing, New York

Rain Li left China for England as a young teenager to go pursue her dreams. After only a few months of language training and multiple part-time jobs, she discovered her passion for lighting. Her 2-year training as an electrician on commercials, music videos and feature films, led to her working as ...

25. Sarah Levy

Camera_department | Avengers: Endgame

Graduated from USC School of Cinema-Television (1999)

26. Sofia Oggioni

Cinematographer | Los silencios

Sofia Oggioni H. is a Colombian cinematographer with an educational background in arts, and documentary. Her fascination with the artistic properties of light ultimately led to her career in filmmaking, working her way up the ladder from the lighting department to assistant camera and finally DoP ...

27. Tami Reiker

Cinematographer | Mr. Woodcock

Tami Reiker is known for her work on Mr. Woodcock (2007), Carnivàle (2003) and High Art (1998).

28. Tarin Anderson

Cinematographer | V/H/S/2

A Seattle native, Tarin Anderson is an alumni of the American Film Institute's Cinematography discipline and has gone on to shoot an array of films, commercials, and music videos. She has worked with several Academy Award nominees and industry notables including Ed Harris, Taraji P. Henson, Amy ...

29. VanNessa Manlunas

Camera_department | Draft Day

VanNessa Manlunas is a young emerging talent in the world of Cinematography. Graduating with a degree in Video Production, VanNessa stood out from the beginning and was honored with the Best Cinematographer Award in her graduation class. Post college she continued to master her craft and climb ...

30. Uta Briesewitz

Director | Westworld

Uta Briesewitz was born on September 1, 1967 in Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. She is a cinematographer and director, known for Westworld (2016), Stranger Things (2016) and Altered Carbon (2018).

31. Sharon Calahan

Editorial_department | John Carter

One of 115 people invited to join AMPAS in 2007.

32. Joan Churchill

Camera_department | Soldier Girls

Joan Churchill is known for her work on Soldier Girls (1981), Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003) and Lily Tomlin (1986). She is married to Alan Barker. She was previously married to Nick Broomfield.

33. Anna Foerster

Director | Underworld: Blood Wars

Anna Foerster is known for her work on Underworld: Blood Wars (2016), Outlander (2014) and The Day After Tomorrow (2004).

34. Judy Irola

Cinematographer | An Ambush of Ghosts

Judy Irola was born on November 23, 1943 in Fresno, California, USA as Judith Carol Irola. She is known for her work on An Ambush of Ghosts (1993), Niger '66: A Peace Corps Diary (2010) and American Playhouse (1981).

35. Sandi Sissel

Camera_department | Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Sandi Sissel was born on August 9, 1949 in Paris, Texas, USA as Sandra Sue Sissel. She is known for her work on Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), Salaam Bombay! (1988) and The People Under the Stairs (1991).

36. Cynthia Pusheck

Cinematographer | Strange Angel

Cynthia Pusheck was born on July 20, 1964. She is known for her work on Strange Angel (2018), Sacred Lies (2018) and Good Girls Revolt (2015).

38. Sue Gibson

Camera_department | AVP: Alien vs. Predator

Sue Gibson was born in 1952 in Derby, Derbyshire, England. She is known for her work on Alien vs. Predator (2004), Resident Evil (2002) and The Holiday (2006). She died on July 27, 2016 in England.

39. Cinders Forshaw

Cinematographer | Perfect Strangers

Member of the British Society of Cinematographers (BSC).

40. Nanu Segal

Camera_department | Bohemian Rhapsody

Member of the British Society of Cinematographers (BSC) since 2019.

41. Natasha Braier

Cinematographer | The Neon Demon

Natasha Braier is known for her work on The Neon Demon (2016), The Rover (2014) and XXY (2007).

42. Lynda Hall

Cinematographer | The Taxidermist

Lynda Hall is known for her work on The Taxidermist (2009), The Imposter (2012) and Just Gone (2016).

43. Loosie Craig

Little Fish

Loosie Craig is a cinematographer and producer, known for Little Fish (2005), Review with Myles Barlow (2008) and The Team (2006).

45. Claudia Raschke

Cinematographer | Monsters

Claudia Raschke grew up in Northern Germany near Hamburg. Throughout her childhood the chain of movie theaters owned by her mother brought Claudia into many exciting film worlds - from Laurel and Hardy to Charlie Chaplin, from James Bond to Fellini. As a child Claudia developed a fascination with ...

46. Jendra Jarnagin

Camera_department | Frequency

Jendra Jarnagin was born on April 1, 1974 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA as Jendra Robinson. She is an award-winning cinematographer known for her work on Little Faith (2018), The Opposite Sex (2014), TRI (2016) and the online series In Between Men (2010-2013) She formerly worked as a gaffer and ...

47. Valentina Caniglia

Cinematographer | The Amytal Therapy

Valentina Caniglia was recently selected by the ASC vision committee to receive the prestigious ASC Vision Mentorship program. In 2019, she won 2 Best Cinematography awards for "Little Sicily" and "Fire In Water" and was included in the TeenVogue article among the cinematographers behind some of ...

48. Svetlana Cvetko

Cinematographer | Inside Job

49. Aimee Galicia Torres

Camera_department | Father, You Sinned

Aimee Galicia Torres began her filmmaking career in 2003. Working her way up to a Director of Photography, she has been a force to reckoned with. Utilizing her skill and experience as a DP has enabled her to become an efficient director. Having worked on various mediums of film, has given her the ...

50. Jody Muston

Camera_department | Knowing

51. Bonnie Elliott

Cinematographer | Spear

52. Polly Morgan

Cinematographer | Lucy in the Sky

Polly Morgan was born in London and worked internationally as a Camera Assistant before attending The American Film Institute in 2010. Polly was named as one of Variety's Ten Cinematographers to Watch in 2016 and has since become the only woman to be invited to become both an ASC and BSC member.

53. Kate Reid

Camera_department | Game of Thrones

54. Rachael Levine

Camera_department | The Other Guys

55. Anne Etheridge

Cinematographer | Reversion

56. Autumn Durald

Cinematographer | Palo Alto

Autumn Durald is known for her work on Palo Alto (2013), Teen Spirit (2018) and The Sun Is Also a Star (2019). She has been married to Adam Arkapaw since 2015. They have one child.

57. Dagmar Weaver-Madsen

Cinematographer | The Absence

Dagmar Weaver-Madsen is known for her work on The Absence (2010), Anchor and Hope (2017) and How Do I Say This? (2007).

59. Sarah Cawley

Cinematographer | Manifest

Sarah Cawley is an American cinematographer who has photographed a broad array of feature films, network pilots and series television in a career spanning two decades. Her films have screened at the Sundance, GenArt, Telluride, Toronto International and Berlinale Film Festivals.

Variety placed her ...

60. Katelin Arizmendi

Camera_department | It Comes at Night

Katelin Arizmendi is known for her work on It Comes at Night (2017), Swallow (2019) and Dune (2020).

61. Autumn Eakin

Camera_department | The Wrestler

Autumn Eakin is known for her work on The Wrestler (2008), Brüno (2009) and Killshot (2008).

62. Céline Bozon

Cinematographer | Félicité

Céline Bozon is known for her work on Félicité (2017), Mrs. Hyde (2017) and L'éclaireur (2006).

63. Ashley Connor

Cinematographer | Mountain Rest

Ashley Connor is known for her work on Mountain Rest (2018), Madeline's Madeline (2018) and Our Idiot Brother (2011).

64. Danna Kinsky

Cinematographer | The Aerial Girl

Danna Kinsky is a cinematographer based in Los Angeles. Originally from Israel, she started shooting for Television during high school. Graduating from Tel Aviv University for Film and Television in 1999, with a focus in Cinematography, she moved to New York to work on large budget feature films as...

65. Ari Wegner

Cinematographer | Lady Macbeth

66. Anna Howard

Camera_department | Gods of Egypt

Anna Howard is known for her work on Gods of Egypt (2016), South Solitary (2010) and Errors of the Human Body (2012).

67. Katie Milwright

Cinematographer | Guilty

Katie Milwright is known for her work on Guilty (2017), Looking for Grace (2015) and Goggles (2006).

68. Diane Baratier

Cinematographer | France

Diane Baratier is a cinematographer and director, known for France (1996), Autumn Tale (1998) and The Romance of Astrea and Celadon (2007).

69. Nanu Segal

Camera_department | Bohemian Rhapsody

Member of the British Society of Cinematographers (BSC) since 2019.

70. Claire Pijman

Cinematographer | Living the Light - Robby Müller

Claire Pijman was born on September 1, 1965 in Den Helder, Noord-Holland, Netherlands. She is known for her work on Living the Light - Robby Müller (2018), Talking Guitars (2007) and T' Aves Bachtalo (1994). She has been married to Sven Sauër since July 11, 1998.

73. Leonora Anzaldua

Director | Empty Sandbox

Leonora Anzaldua is known for her work on Empty Sandbox (2011), Madrugada quebradiza (2013) and Aaaaagh! A Monster! (2009).

74. Laela Kilbourn

Cinematographer | Death of a Fool

Director of photography Laela Kilbourn has accumulated documentary feature credits including Best Cinematography award winner "Swim Team", and seven Sundance competition premieres, such as DuPont-Columbia Journalism Award winner "This Is Home: A Refugee Story"; Peabody Award winner "How to Dance in...

75. Liz Dory

Camera_department | Above the Rim

78. Kira Kelly

Cinematographer | 13th

Kira Kelly is known for her work on 13th (2016), Queen Sugar (2016) and The Red Line (2019).

80. Barbara Alvarez

Cinematographer | Que Horas Ela Volta?

Member of the 'Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' (AMPAS) since 2016.

82. Dragana Jurisic

Cinematographer | Get the Picture

Dragana Jurisic is a cinematographer, known for Get the Picture (2013), Journey to YU: In the Footsteps of Rebecca West (2015) and Dance Emergency/Damhsa na hEigeandala (2014).

83. Daniella Nowitz

Cinematographer | Hide and Seek

Daniella Nowitz is an LA-based Director of Photography. She started her career as a still photographer and has been published in the National Geographic, Condé Nast Traveler and The Guardian. Her first feature, Live Cargo (2017), was praised for its cinematography in Indiewire, the New York Times ...

84. Lou McLoughlan

Cinematographer | 16 Years till Summer

Lou McLoughlan is a cinematographer and director, known for 16 Years till Summer (2015), Caring for Calum (2011) and The House of Mirth (2000).

86. Lindsay Barrasse

Producer | Solacium

Lindsay Barrasse is cinematographer and director from Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. She was was born June 17, 1983. Lindsay has received awards in video production, created dozens of international, national, and regional commercials, and has worked on as well as produced both short and feature films...

87. Babette Mangolte

Cinematographer | The Cold Eye (My Darling, Be Careful)

Babette Mangolte is a cinematographer and director, known for The Cold Eye (My Darling, Be Careful) (1980), The Camera: Je or La Camera: I (1977) and Four Pieces by Morris (1993).

88. Ferne Pearlstein

Cinematographer | Sumo East and West

Ferne Pearlstein is a prize-winning cinematographer, writer, director, and editor whose work has won numerous awards and been screened and broadcast around the world. Her most recent documentary, The Last Laugh-which she directed, produced, photographed, and edited-had its world premiere at the ...

89. Gaopie Kabe

Cinematographer | Creative Union

91. Meg Kettell

Camera_department | I Am Legend

Meg Kettell is known for her work on I Am Legend (2007), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) and Julie & Julia (2009).

92. Quyen Tran

Cinematographer | Pali Road

Quyen Tran is known for her work on Pali Road (2015), Imaginary Bitches (2008) and The Little Hours (2017). She is married to Sam Riegel. They have two children.

93. Maya Bankovic

Cinematographer | The Prison in Twelve Landscapes

Full member of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers (CSC).

94. Ujwala Viswanath

Camera_department | Beyond

96. Diana Olifirova

Camera_department | The Circle

A winner of the British Society of Cinematographer's Emerging Cinematographer's Award for her work on the short film All Of Me directed by Daphne Schmon, Diana is a graduate of the NFTS and has worked with directors including BAFTA nominated Harry Lighton, Remi Laudat, Eva Riley and Joshua Osborne....

97. Akiko Ashizawa

Cinematographer | Kurîpî: Itsuwari no rinjin

Akiko Ashizawa is known for her work on Creepy (2016), Chronicle of My Mother (2011) and Tokyo Sonata (2008).

98. Sabeena Gadihoke

Cinematographer | Three Women and a Camera

Sabeena Gadihoke is a cinematographer and director, known for Three Women and a Camera (1998), Six Billion and Beyond (1999) and Women Behind the Camera (2007).

99. Zoe Dirse

Cinematographer | Madame President

Zoe Dirse is known for her work on Madame President (2004).

100. Michelle Crenshaw

Camera_department | Uncle Buck

Michelle Crenshaw is known for her work on Uncle Buck (1989), Friday (1995) and Home Alone (1990).

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