Women Cinematographers: Active in the past decadeby 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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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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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).
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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...
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.
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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....