Stephen McCarthy is a director of photography with thirty years of experience in non-fiction filmmaking. His work appears regularly in prime time documentary series including PBS's American Experience, American Masters, Frontline, Nova, Nova: Science Now and P.O.V.

Stephen has served as Director of Photography on numerous prime time documentary series including the Peabody- and Emmy-award-winning "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross", two seasons of HBO Family's Emmy-nominated "Masterclass” and PBS’s series "Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr," and “Your Inner Fish with Neil Shubin”.  Mr. McCarthy's photography has been featured in “Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger" as well as both "War of the Worlds” and “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” for PBS’s The American Experience.  Forthcoming projects include "Mass Extinction: Life at the Brink” for the Smithsonian Channel and a PBS series based on "The Emperor of All Maladies" by Siddhartha Mukherjee.

Stephen is a visiting lecturer on cinematography at Boston University, Rhode Island School of Design, The Maine Media Workshops and MIT's graduate program in science writing. He lives in Boston.