Bradford Young


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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 became the first African-American cinematographer to ... See full bio »

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Known For

Arrival Cinematographer
(2016)
A Most Violent Year Cinematographer
(2014)
Solo: A Star Wars Story Cinematographer
(2018)
Selma Cinematographer
(2014)

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 2021 Centropy (Documentary short)
 2019 Black to Techno (Documentary short)
 2019 When They See Us (TV Mini Series) (4 episodes)
- Part Four (2019)
- Part Three (2019)
- Part Two (2019)
- Part One (2019)
 2019 MedMen: The New Normal (Short)
 2019 As Told To G/D Thyself (Short)
 2018 Bleu de Chanel: The Film (Short)
 2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story (director of photography)
 2018 Corazón
 2017 To Be Free (Short)
 2017 Where Is Kyra? (director of photography)
 2016 Letter to the Free (Short)
 2016 Black America Again (Music Video short)
 2016/II Arrival (director of photography)
 2016 I Called Him Morgan (Documentary)
 2015 A Violet Death (Short)
 2015 Everything Is Copy (Documentary)
 2014 En Vogue (Short)
 2014 Selma
 2013 Lorraine (Short)
 2013 Six by Sondheim (TV Movie documentary) (segment "'Send in the Clowns'")
 2013 MGMT: Cool Song No. 2 (Music Video)
 2013 Plant Hunter (Short)
 2013 Venice 70: Future Reloaded (Documentary) (segment "Haile Gerima")
 2013/VIII The Door (Short) (director of photography)
 2013 Beck/Hello, Again (Short)
 2013 Mother of George (director of photography)
 2012 Love Synchs (Short)
 2012 Free Angela and All Political Prisoners (Documentary) (co-cinematographer)
 2012 The Boring Life of Jacqueline (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- The Sandals (2012)
- The Call Back (2012)
- The Dream (2012)
- The Blog (2012)
 2012 Norah Jones: Happy Pills (Short)
 2011 Carbon Dated (Video short)
 2011 Nasceu Maria (Short)
 2011 The Evil Eyes (Short)
 2011 More Than Conquerors (Documentary)
 2011/I Katya (Short)
 2011 Class Trip (Short)
 2011 Restless City
 2011/I Pariah
 2010 The Western Front (Documentary)
 2009 If I Leap (Short)
 2009 The Way Home (Short)
 2009 Abracadabra (Short)
 2009 Colonial Gods (Short)
 2009 We Love You (Documentary short)
 2009 In Retrospect... (Short)
 2009 Entre nos
 2009 The End of Winter (Short)
 2008 Alicia in Africa: Journey to the Motherland (TV Movie documentary)
 2008 America's Shadows: HIV Risk in Black & Latino Youth (Video documentary short)
 2008/VI Broken (Short)
 2008 Eventual Salvation (Documentary)
 2007 Streets 2 Suites (Short)
 2007/I I Want You (Short)
 2007 Pariah (Short)
 2007 Mo
 2006 A Riot in the Dark (Short)
 2005 Summer Wit Miami (Video short)
 2004 He Can Get It (Video)
 2004 Crunk Music (Video short)
 2004 U Street Blue (Short)
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Member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) since 2015.

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