by Paula Bernstein.
The statistics are disheartening. In the last five years, women accounted for just 3% of the cinematographers among the 250 top-grossing films. No female DP has ever been nominated for an Academy Award. We recently published a first-person story from Elle Schneider, director, cinematographer and co-founder of the Digital Bolex cinema camera, in which she talked about why there aren’t more female cinematographers and why we need to change that.
But the news isn’t entirely depressing. Female cinematographers are beginning to make inroads and these 8 in particular have been making an indelible mark in the field. Below we highlight 8 female cinematographers you should know about (in alphabetical order):
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