Best Cinematographers

by ethantallison | created - 06 Feb 2019 | updated - 19 Jan 2020 | Public

1. 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 ...

2. 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 (...

3. Pawel Pogorzelski

Cinematographer | Hereditary

Pawel Pogorzelski was born on July 30, 1979 in Wloclawek, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland. He is a cinematographer and producer, known for Hereditary (2018), Midsommar (2019) and Nobody (2021).

4. Peter Zeitlinger

Cinematographer | L'angelo dei muri

Peter Zeitlinger is an accomplished filmmaker whose career encompasses cinematography, directing, producing, writing and editing. Zeitlinger has worked with Werner Herzog since 1995 when he was director of photography on the director's documentary Death For Five Voices. That film began an intensive...

5. Sven Nykvist

Cinematographer | The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Sven Nykvist was considered by many in the industry to be one of the world's greatest cinematographers. During his long career that spanned almost half a century, Nyvist perfected the art of cinematography to its most simple attributes, and he helped give the films he had worked on the simplest and...

6. Darius Khondji

Cinematographer | Amour

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

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