Best Cinematographers Working Today

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1. Roger Deakins

Cinematographer | Blade Runner 2049

Roger Deakins is an English cinematographer best known for his work on the films of the Coen brothers, Sam Mendes, and Denis Villeneuve.

He is a member of both the American and British Society of Cinematographers.

Deakins' first feature film in America as cinematographer was Mountains of the Moon (...

The Shawshank Redemption Fargo Kundun The Man Who Wasn’t There No Country For Old Men The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford True Grit Skyfall Sicario *Blade Runner 2049*

2. Vittorio Storaro

Cinematographer | Apocalypse Now

Vittorio Storaro, the award-winning cinematographer who won Oscars for "Apocalypse Now (1979)", "Reds (1981)" and "The Last Emperor (1987)". He was born on June 24, 1940 in Rome, where his father was a projectionist at the Lux Film Studio. At the age of 11, he began studying photography at a ...

The Conformist 1900 *Apocalypse Now* Reds The Last Emperor Dick Tracy The Sheltering Sky Tango Muhammad: The Messenger of God Café Society

3. Christopher Doyle

Cinematographer | Paranoid Park

Christopher Doyle was born on May 2, 1952 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is a cinematographer and actor, known for Paranoid Park (2007), Hero (2002) and 2046 (2004).

Days of Being Wild Chungking Express Fallen Angels Happy Together *In the Mood for Love* Rabbit-Proof Fence Hero 2046 Paranoid Park Endless Poetry

4. Hoyte Van Hoytema

Cinematographer | Dunkirk

Hoyte Van Hoytema was born in Horgen, Switzerland. Van Hoytema is a Dutch-Swedish director of photography known for his work on The Fighter (2010), Her (2013), Interstellar (2014), and Dunkirk (2017). Van Hoytema always wanted to be a filmmaker, therefore he wished to attend a film school in The ...

Let The Right One In The Fighter Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Her Interstellar Spectre *Dunkirk*

5. Edward Lachman

Cinematographer | Carol

Edward Lachman was born on March 31, 1948 in Morristown, New Jersey, USA. He is known for his work on Carol (2015), Far from Heaven (2002) and Ken Park (2002).

Light Sleeper The Limey The Virgin Suicides Erin Brockovich *Far from Heaven* A Prairie Home Companion I’m Not There Paradise: Love Carol Wonderstruck

6. Emmanuel Lubezki

Cinematographer | Children of Men

Lubezki began his career in Mexican film and television productions in the late 1980s. His first international production was the 1993 independent film Twenty Bucks (1993), which followed the journey of a single twenty-dollar bill.

Lubezki is a frequent collaborator with fellow Mexican filmmaker ...

A Little Princess Sleepy Hollow Y Tu Mamá También The New World Children of Men Burn After Reading *The Tree of Life* Gravity Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) The Revenant

7. Robert Richardson

Cinematographer | Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Robert Richardson an American cinematographer. He is best known for work with Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese, and Oliver Stone.

He has won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography three times, for his work on JFK (1991), The Aviator (2004), and Hugo (2011). He is one of three living persons who...

Platoon Born on the Fourth of July JFK Casino The Aviator Inglourious Basterds Shutter Island *Hugo* Django Unchained The Hateful Eight

8. Janusz Kaminski

Cinematographer | Schindler's List

Janusz Kaminski is a Polish cinematographer and film director. He has established a partnership with Steven Spielberg, working as a cinematographer on his movies since 1993. He won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for his work on Schindler's List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998).

His ...

*Schindler's List* Jerry Maguire Amistad Saving Private Ryan Minority Report Munich The Diving Bell and the Butterfly War Horse Lincoln Bridge of Spies

9. Rodrigo Prieto

Cinematographer | Brokeback Mountain

Rodrigo Prieto is a Mexican cinematographer. He is best known for Brokeback Mountain (2005), Babel (2006), Argo (2012), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), and Silence (2016).

He also worked with Alejandro González Iñárritu on the acclaimed Amores perros (2000), 21 Grams (2003), and Biutiful (2010).


Amores Perros Frida The 25th Hour 21 Grams Brokeback Mountain Babel Lust, Caution Broken Embraces The Homesman *Silence*

10. Bruno Delbonnel

Cinematographer | Un long dimanche de fiançailles

Bruno Delbonnel was born in 1957 in Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France. He is known for his work on A Very Long Engagement (2004), Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) and Amélie (2001).

Amélie A Very Long Engagement Across The Universe Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Faust *Inside Llewyn Davis* Big Eyes Francofonia Darkest Hour The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

11. John Seale

Cinematographer | Mad Max: Fury Road

John Seale was born on October 5, 1942 in Warwick, Queensland, Australia as John Clement Seale. He is known for his work on Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), The English Patient (1996) and Witness (1985). He has been married to Louise Seale since September 23, 1967. They have two children.

Witness Children of a Lesser God Gorillas in the Mist Rain Man Dead Poets Society Lorenzo's Oil The English Patient The Talented Mr. Ripley Cold Mountain *Mad Max: Fury Road*

12. Lukasz Zal

Cinematographer | Ida

Lukasz Zal is a Polish cinematographer born in 1981, an Oscar and BAFTA-nominee for IDA (dir. Pawel Pawlikowski) and a winner of the Golden Frog Award at Camerimage International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography.

Director of Photography of DOVLATOV (dir. Aleksiej German Jr.) nominated for ...

*Ida* The Here After Loving Vincent Dovlatov Cold War

13. Darius Khondji

Cinematographer | Amour

Darius Khondji was born on October 21, 1955 in Tehran, Iran. He is known for his work on Amour (2012), Se7en (1995) and Delicatessen (1991). He is married to Marianne Khondji. They have three children.

Delicatessen The City of Lost Children Se7en Evita Panic Room My Blueberry Nights Midnight in Paris Amour The Immigrant *The Lost City of Z*

14. Florent Herry

Cinematographer | Kosmos

A Run for Money What's a Human Anyway? Times and Winds My Only Sunshine Kosmos Jîn Singing Women *Big Big World*

15. Gökhan Tiryaki

Cinematographer | Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da

Gökhan Tiryaki was born in Istanbul, Turkey, 1972. He worked for national TV station (TRT) and joined the production of several TV films and documentaries as a cameraman between 1991 and 1996. Since 1996, he has been working as a cinematographer.

Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da (Once Upon a Time in Anatolia...

Climates Three Monkeys Vavien *Once Upon a Time in Anatolia* The Butterfly's Dream Winter Sleep Three Windows and a Hanging Ivy Something Useful The Wild Pear Tree

16. Mikhail Krichman

Cinematographer | Leviafan

Mikhail Krichman was born on June 17, 1967 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR as Mikhail Vladimirovich Krichman. He is a cinematographer and writer, known for Leviathan (2014), The Return (2003) and Loveless (2017).

*The Return* The Banishment Silent Souls Elena Leviathan Loveless

17. Ping Bin Lee

Cinematographer | Faa yeung nin wa

Ping Bin Lee was born in 1954 in Taiwan. He is known for his work on In the Mood for Love (2000), The Assassin (2015) and Norwegian Wood (2010).

A Time to Live and a Time to Die The Puppetmaster The Vertical Ray of the Sun *In the Mood for Love* Café Lumière Three Times Flight of the Red Balloon The Sun Also Rises Norwegian Wood The Assassin

18. John Toll

Cinematographer | The Last Samurai

John Toll is an American cinematographer. His filmography spans a wide variety of genres, including epic period drama, comedy, science fiction, and contemporary drama. He won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography in both 1994 and 1995 for Legends of the Fall and Braveheart respectively.

He has ...

Legends of the Fall Braveheart *The Thin Red Line* Almost Famous The Last Samurai Gone Baby Gone Tropic Thunder Cloud Atlas Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

19. Seamus McGarvey

Cinematographer | Atonement

SEAMUS McGARVEY (Director of Photography) has collected two Academy Award nominations for his cinematography: on Joe Wright's 2007 WWI drama "Atonement," and his 2012 adaptation of Tolstoy's classic, "Anna Karenina." In addition to the Oscar nominations, McGarvey won the British Society of ...

The Winter Guest A Map of the World High Fidelity The Hours *Atonement* Nowhere Boy We Need To Talk About Kevin The Avengers Anne Karenina Nocturnal Animals

20. Anthony Dod Mantle

Cinematographer | Slumdog Millionaire

Anthony Dod Mantle was born on April 14, 1955 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. He is known for his work on Slumdog Millionaire (2008), Antichrist (2009) and 127 Hours (2010).

The Celebration 28 Days Later... Dogville The Last King of Scotland *Slumdog Millionaire* Antichrist 127 Hours Rush T2 Trainspotting First They Killed My Father

21. Kyung-pyo Hong

Cinematographer | Snowpiercer

Save the Green Planet! Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War Mother Snowpiercer Sea Fog The Wailing *Burning*

22. Sayombhu Mukdeeprom

Cinematographer | Call Me by Your Name

Sayombhu Mukdeeprom was born in Thailand in 1970. He is a cinematographer who was first recognized for his work on Thai cinema for the movie Sang sattawat, and more recently in the west for his collaboration with director Luca Guadagnino in Call Me By Your Name and the still unreleased Guadagnino ...

Mysterious Object at Noon Blissfully Yours Syndromes and a Century Muay Thai Fighter Happy Birthday *Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives* Arabian Nights: Volume 1 & 2 & 3 Call Me by Your Name Suspiria

23. Robert Elswit

Cinematographer | There Will Be Blood

Robert Elswit is an American cinematographer. He is best known for Boogie Nights (1997), Magnolia (1999), Good Night, and Good Luck (2005), There Will Be Blood (2007), Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011), Inherent Vice (2014), and Nightcrawler (2014).

Elswit frequently works with director ...

Boogie Nights Magnolia Good Night, and Good Luck Syriana Michael Clayton *There Will Be Blood* The Town Nightcrawler Inherent Vice Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

24. Luca Bigazzi

Cinematographer | La grande bellezza

Luca Bigazzi was born in 1958 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy. He is known for his work on The Great Beauty (2013), Youth (2015) and This Must Be the Place (2011).

Lamerica Bread and Tulips The Consequences of Love Il Divo Certified Copy This Must Be the Place *The Great Beauty* Youth Sicilian Ghost Story Loro

25. Claudio Miranda

Cinematographer | Life of Pi

Claudio Miranda was born in 1964 in Santiago, Chile. He is known for his work on Life of Pi (2012), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) and Oblivion (2013).

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button TRON: Legacy *Life of Pi* Oblivion Tomorrowland Only the Brave

26. Andreas Sinanos

Cinematographer | Yol kenari

Andreas Sinanos is known for his work on Sideway (2017), Memories of the Wind (2015) and Olga Robards (1989).

The Suspended Step of the Stork Master of the Shadows Ulysses' Gaze Eternity and a Day Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow I Am Not Him *Memories of the Wind* Still Burning Sideway

27. Greig Fraser

Cinematographer | Foxcatcher

Greig Fraser was born on October 3, 1975 in Melbourne, Australia. He is a cinematographer and producer, known for Foxcatcher (2014), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) and Zero Dark Thirty (2012).

Out of the Blue Bright Star Last Ride Let Me In Killing Them Softly Zero Dark Thirty Foxcatcher *Lion* Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Vice

28. Bradford Young

Cinematographer | Arrival

Bradford Young is an American cinematographer. His feature films as director of photography include White Lies, Black Sheep (2007), Pariah (2011), Restless City (2011), Middle of Nowhere (2012), Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013), Mother of George (2013), and Arrival (2016).

In January 2017, Young ...

Mississippi Damned Pariah Middle of Nowhere Mother of George Ain't Them Bodies Saint A Most Violent Year Selma I Called Him Morgan *Arrival* Where Is Kyra?

29. Marius Panduru

Cinematographer | Aferim!

Studied Cinematography at the National University of Theatre and Film "I.L.Caragiale" (UNATC) in Bucharest, Romania, and graduated in 2001. Established in 1954 and named after classic playwright Ion Luca Caragiale (1852-1912), the public university for theatre and film offers today programs in ...

12:08 East of Bucharest The Rest is Silence Police, Adjective If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle Outbound *Aferim!* Albüm Scarred Hearts I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians

30. Matthew Libatique

Cinematographer | Black Swan

Matthew Libatique is an American cinematographer. He is best known for his work with director Darren Aronofsky on the films Pi (1998), Requiem for a Dream (2000), The Fountain (2006), Black Swan (2010), Noah (2014) and Mother! (2017). He also shot Bradley Cooper's directorial debut film, A Star Is ...

Pi Requiem for a Dream Inside Man The Fountain Iron Man Black Swan Straight Outta Compton Chi-Raq mother! *A Star Is Born*

31. Chung-hoon Chung

Cinematographer | Ah-ga-ssi

Oldboy Lady Vengeance I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK Thirst The Unjust Stoker Me and Earl and the Dying Girl *The Handmaiden* IT

32. Mátyás Erdély

Cinematographer | Saul fia

Mátyás Erdély was born on September 17, 1976 in Budapest, Hungary. He is known for his work on Son of Saul (2015), Tender Son: The Frankenstein Project (2010) and My Backyard Was a Mountain (2005).

My Backyard Was a Mountain *Delta* Tender Son: The Frankenstein Project Miss Bala James White Son of Saul Sunset

33. Oleg Mutu

Cinematographer | 4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile

Has Romanian citizenship.

The Death of Mr. Lazarescu 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days My Joy Innocent Saturday Beyond the Hills *In the Fog* In Bloom United States of Love A Gentle Creature Donbass

34. Xiaoding Zhao

Cinematographer | Shi mian mai fu

Xiaoding Zhao is a cinematographer and director, known for House of Flying Daggers (2004), Curse of the Golden Flower (2006) and The Flowers of War (2011).

House of Flying Daggers Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles Curse of the Golden Flower The Flowers of War Silent Witness Coming Home Shadow

35. Robert D. Yeoman

Cinematographer | The Grand Budapest Hotel

Robert D. Yeoman was born on March 10, 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Robert David Yeoman. He is known for his work on The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Moonrise Kingdom (2012) and Drugstore Cowboy (1989).

Drugstore Cowboy Rushmore The Royal Tenenbaums The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou The Squid and the Whale The Darjeeling Limited Moonrise Kingdom Bridesmaids *The Grand Budapest Hotel* Love & Mercy

36. 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 Friday Night (2002).

The Dreamlife of Angels *Beau Travail* Trouble Every Day Friday Night Strayed The Intruder Golden Door Home 35 Shots of Rum Let the Sunshine In

37. Timo Salminen

Cinematographer | I Hired a Contract Killer

Timo Salminen was born on July 11, 1952 in Helsinki, Finland. He is known for his work on I Hired a Contract Killer (1990), The Man Without a Past (2002) and Le Havre (2011).

The Match Factory Girl I Hired a Contract Killer La Vie de Bohème Drifting Clouds The Man Without a Past Lights in the Dusk *Le Havre* Jauja Swagger The Other Side of Hope

38. Benoît Debie

Cinematographer | Enter the Void

Benoît Debie is known for his work on Enter the Void (2009), The Sisters Brothers (2018) and Love (2015).

Irréversible Innocence Joshua Enter the Void *Spring Breakers* Lost River The Dancer One More Time with Feeling Climax The Sisters Brothers

39. Sean Bobbitt

Cinematographer | 12 Years a Slave

Sean Bobbitt was born on November 29, 1958 in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA as Sean Francis Bobbitt. He is known for his work on 12 Years a Slave (2013), Hunger (2008) and Shame (2011).

Hunger *Shame* The Place Beyond the Pines 12 Years a Slave Queen of Katwe On Chesil Beach Stronger Widows

40. Caleb Deschanel

Cinematographer | The Passion of the Christ

Caleb Deschanel is an American film cinematographer and film/television director. He has been nominated for six Academy Awards, each time in the field of cinematography. The first nomination came in 1983 for the film The Right Stuff (1983). His second was in 1984 for The Natural (1984), the third ...

The Black Stallion Being There The Right Stuff The Natural Fly Away Home The Patriot The Passion of the Christ Never Look Away

41. Frederick Elmes

Cinematographer | The Looming Tower

Frederick Elmes was born on November 4, 1946 in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, USA. He is known for his work on The Looming Tower (2018), The Night Of (2016) and Paterson (2016).

Eraserhead River’s Edge Blue Velvet Wild at Heart *The Ice Storm* Hulk Kinsey Broken Flowers Synecdoche, New York Paterson

42. Christian Berger

Cinematographer | Das weiße Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte

1973 founded own production company TTV Film. Extensive work as a documentary film-maker. 1977 building of experimental video studio. Work with and technical support for various young film-makers working under TTV Film. 1980/81 increasing work in TV plays, screen adaptations with various authors, ...

Raffl Benny's Video 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance The Piano Teacher Caché *The White Ribbon* Happy End

43. Robbie Ryan

Cinematographer | American Honey

Robbie Ryan is an Irish cinematographer. He is best known for his work in Fish Tank (2009), Slow West (2015), Amercican Honey (2016) and The Favourite (2018) for which he was nominated for an Oscar for Best Achievement in Cinematography.

Ryan has already work in more than 90 projects as an ...

Toz Fish Tank The Angels' Share Ginger & Rosa Philomena Slow West I, Daniel Blake *American Honey* The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) The Favourite

44. Dick Pope

Cinematographer | The Illusionist

Dick Pope was born in August 1947 in Bromley, Kent, England as Richard Campbell Cope. He is known for his work on The Illusionist (2006), Secrets & Lies (1996) and Another Year (2010).

Life Is Sweet Naked Topsy-Turvy All or Nothing Vera Drake The Illusionist Happy-Go-Lucky Another Year *Mr. Turner* Peterloo

45. Jakob Ihre

Cinematographer | Thelma

The post-nominal letters "FSF" ("Föreningen Sveriges Filmfotografer) ascribed to his name refers to the "Association of Swedish Cinematographers," the equivalent of the American "ASC" or British "BSC" organizations.

Reprise A Family Nokas *Oslo, August 31st* The End of the Tour Louder Than Bombs Thelma

46. Yorick Le Saux

Cinematographer | Personal Shopper

Graduated from La Fémis (6th promotion, cinematography department)

Swimming Pool 5x2 Julia I Am Love Carlos *Only Lovers Left Alive* Clouds of Sils Maria Personal Shopper Non-Fiction High Life

47. 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 - Nerakhoon (2008) and P.O.V. (1988).

Swoon Angela 4 Little Girls Bamboozled Personal Velocity Coffee and Cigarettes *Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind* Neil Young: Heart of Gold The Betrayal - Nerakhoon Jane

48. Mart Taniel

Cinematographer | November

Mart Taniel was born in 1976 in Tallinn. He graduated in cinematography from the University of Tallinn and Prague's FAMU Film School. In 2017, Mart Taniel received the highest international honor given to cinematographers, the ASC Spotlight Award, for "November". That same film won Best ...

Autumn Ball 1944 November

49. 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 ...

Fruitvale Station The Harvest Cake What Happened, Miss Simone? Dope *Mudbound* Black Panther

Dogtooth Attenberg Keep the Lights On Blind The Lobster Una *The Killing of a Sacred Deer* The Lodge

51. Sergio Armstrong

Cinematographer | Post mortem

Sergio Armstrong is known for his work on Post mortem (2010), The Club (2015) and The Desert Bride (2017).

Tony Manero The Maid Post Mortem El Club From Afar *Neruda* The Desert Bride

52. Jeff Cronenweth

Cinematographer | Gone Girl

Jeff Cronenweth was born on January 14, 1962 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Jeffrey Scott Cronenweth. He is known for his work on Gone Girl (2014), The Social Network (2010) and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011).

Fight Club One Hour Photo *The Social Network* The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Hitchcock Gone Girl

53. Linus Sandgren

Cinematographer | First Man

Linus Sandgren is an Academy Award winning Swedish cinematographer. He is best known for his work with Damien Chazelle on La La Land (2016) and his collaboration with David O Russell on the films American Hustle (2013) and Joy (2015).

He also worked with Gus Van Sant on Promised Land where he shot ...

Storm Promised Land American Hustle Joy La La Land Battle of the Sexes *First Man*

54. Alexis Zabe

Cinematographer | The Florida Project

The Mexico City native became obsessed with movies in his teens, attending local second-run cinemas that ran a different feature every day and frequenting film festivals. While studying filmmaking at the Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos, he gravitated toward cinematography, serving...

Duck Season Silent Light Lake Tahoe Post Tenebras Lux *The Florida Project*

55. Giora Bejach

Cinematographer | Lebanon

Giora Bejach is known for his work on Lebanon (2009), Big Bad Wolves (2013) and Out of Sight (2006).

Giraffes Out of Sight The Debt *Lebanon* Big Bad Wolves Foxtrot Flawless

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