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Stephen McCarthy is a director of photography whose thirty year career has spanned the width and breadth of non-fiction filmmaking. His work appears regularly in prime time documentary series including PBS's American Experience, American Masters, Frontline, Nova and P.O.V. as well as HBO's "YoungArts Masterclass" Mr. McCarthy has served as ... See full bio »

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Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City Cinematographer
Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies
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 2018 Poetry in America with Elisa New (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- To Prisoners (2018)
 2007-2018 Nova (TV Series documentary) (10 episodes)
 2012-2017 Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (TV Series documentary) (30 episodes)
- The Vanguard (2017)
- Unfamiliar Kin (2017)
- The Impression (2017)
- The Pioneers (2016)
 2017 The Gene Doctors (TV Movie documentary)
 2000-2017 Frontline (TV Series documentary) (6 episodes)
- Digital Nation (2010)
- The Persuaders (2004)
  American Experience (TV Series documentary) (37 episodes, 1999 - 2017) (director of photography - 1 episode, 2005)
- Ruby Ridge (2017)
- Oklahoma City (2017)
 2017 Oklahoma City (Documentary) (director of photography)
 2004-2017 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (4 episodes)
- Containment (2017)
 2016 Gerald R. Ford: A Test of Character (Documentary) (director of photography)
 2015 The Pilgrims (TV Movie documentary)
 2015 The Raising of America (TV Mini-Series documentary) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- The Raising of America (2015) ... (director of photography - as Steve McCarthy)
 2015 Okinawa: Urizun no ame (Documentary)
 2015 SciTech Band: Pride of Springfield (TV Movie documentary) (director of photography)
 2015/IV Containment (Documentary)
 2015 Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies (TV Mini-Series documentary) (3 episodes)
- Magic Bullets (2015)
 2015 The Italian Americans (TV Mini-Series documentary) (4 episodes)
- Loyal Americans (2015)
- La Famiglia (2015)
 2014 Great Transitions: The Origin of Tetrapods (Documentary short)
 2014 Seduction Theory (Short)
 2014 Mass Extinction: Life at the Brink (TV Movie documentary)
 2014 Der Fisch in uns (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Your Inner Fish (2014) ... (cinematography)
 2014 Cesar's Last Fast (Documentary)
 2013 The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (TV Mini-Series documentary) (co-cinematographer - 4 episodes)
- A More Perfect Union (2013) ... (co-cinematographer)
- Rise! (1940-1968) (2013) ... (co-cinematographer)
- Making a Way Out of No Way (1897-1940) (2013) ... (co-cinematographer)
- Into the Fire (1861-1890) (2013) ... (co-cinematographer)
 2013 Makers: Women Who Make America (TV Mini-Series documentary)
 2012 The Dust Bowl (TV Mini-Series documentary) (4 episodes)
- The Hardy Ones (2012)
- Dust to Eat (2012)
 2012 The Day the Mesozoic Died (Documentary short)
 2011-2012 Through the Wormhole (TV Series documentary) (director of photography - 4 episodes)
- What Is Nothing? (2012) ... (director of photography)
- Is the Universe Alive? (2012) ... (director of photography)
- What Do Aliens Look Like? (2011) ... (director of photography)
- Is There a Sixth Sense? (2011) ... (director of photography)
 2012 Clinton (TV Movie documentary)
 2011 Into Harm's Way (Documentary)
 2011 The Washingtons of Sulgrave Manor (Documentary)
 2011 The Last Mountain (Documentary)
 2010 Masterclass (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Bill T. Jones (2010)
- Olafur Eliasson (2010)
- Liv Ullmann (2010)
 2010 Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr. (TV Series documentary) (4 episodes)
- Know Thyself (2010)
- Making America (2010)
 2009 The Sealed Orders of Liv Ullmann (Documentary short) (as Steve Mccarthy)
 2009 Dive to the Bottom of the World (TV Movie documentary)
 2009 Alien Earths (TV Movie documentary)
 2009 Scenes from a Parish (Documentary)
 2009 Looking for Lincoln (TV Movie)
 2009 Wounded Knee (Documentary)
 2008 Luckey (Documentary)
 2008 The Truth About Cancer (TV Movie documentary)
 2006-2008 African American Lives (TV Mini-Series documentary) (8 episodes)
- The Road Home (2008)
 2008 Secrecy (Documentary) (director of photography)
 2007 Geronimo (Video documentary)
 2007 Through Deaf Eyes (Documentary)
 2007 Louis Brandeis: The People's Attorney (TV Movie documentary)
 2007 Lights! Action! Music! (TV Movie documentary)
 2007 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- John James Audubon: Drawn from Nature (2007) ... (cinematography)
 2007 Cain and Abel: Brothers at War (TV Movie documentary)
 2007 Through Deaf Eyes (TV Movie documentary)
 2006 Rehearsing a Dream (Documentary short)
 2006 Niagara Falls (TV Movie documentary)
 2006 Ten Days That Unexpectedly Changed America (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 2006 Sacco and Vanzetti (Documentary)
 2006 Nature (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Animals Behaving Worse (2006) ... (as Steve McCarthy)
 2005 RX for Survival: Rise of the Superbugs (TV Mini-Series documentary)
 2005 Buddy (Documentary)
 2004 They Made America (TV Series) (director of photography - 2 episodes)
- Revolutionaries (2004) ... (director of photography)
- Newcomers (2004) ... (director of photography)
 2004 Sex: Female (Documentary)
 2004 The Question of God: Sigmund Freud & C.S. Lewis (TV Movie documentary)
 2004 Innovation: Life, Inspired (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Light Speed (2004)
 2004 Patrick (TV Movie documentary)
 2003 The Harriman Alaska Expedition Retraced (TV Movie documentary)
 2001 People Like Us: Social Class in America (TV Movie documentary)
 2001 Stockpile (Documentary)
 2001 The Secret Rulers of the World (TV Mini-Series documentary) (1 episode)
 2000 Ennis' Gift (Documentary)
 1999 Six Billion and Beyond (TV Movie documentary)
 1999 Moms (Documentary)
 1998 Raise the Dead (Documentary)
 1998 Only Human (Documentary)
 1996 Vote for Me: Politics in America (TV Special)
 1995 Ringl and Pit (Documentary)
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Alternate Names:

Steve McCarthy | Steve Mccarthy

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Stephen McCarthy is the brother of Designer Elaine J. McCarthy.

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