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Women of Influence: Kirsten Johnson

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Women of Influence: Kirsten Johnson

Kirsten Johnson is a New-York based documentary director, producer, and principal cinematographer on more than 40 feature-length documentaries.

Her most recent Academy short-listed film Cameraperson (2016), which premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2016, was awarded three 2017 Cinema Eye Honors, including Outstanding Nonfiction Feature.

Cameraperson was named one of the Top Ten Films of 2016 by The Washington Post and The New York Times, and was the Grand Jury Prize Winner at the San Francisco International Film Festival and Sheffield International Documentary Festival.

Earlier credits include her short film, The Above (2015), which premiered at the 2015 New York Film Festival; Deadline (2004), which she co-directed with Katy Chevigny; and The Oath (2010), for which she shared the 2010 Sundance Cinematography Award with Laura Poitras.

Johnson was principal cinematographer on
Academy Award-winning Citizenfour (2004)
Academy Award-nominated The Invisible War (2012)
Tribeca Documentary winner Pray the Devil Back to Hell (2008)
A Place at the Table (2012)
Derrida (2002).

Her camera work also appears in the Cannes 2016 premiere of Risk (2016); Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004); Emmy Award-winning Ladies First (2013); and Sundance premiere, This Film is Not Yet Rated (2006).

 

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