Cinematographer Rachel Morrison, ASC works at the forefront of cinema, channeling
each story’s core emotion into arresting imagery. Her work has a haunting quality at
times, and a beautiful elegance at others.
For her work on Mudbound, in 2018, she became the first woman to be nominated for a
Best Cinematography Oscar and for Best Feature Film by the American Society of
Additionally, she is the first woman to have lensed a Marvel
superhero movie, the box office hit Black Panther.
She has been nominated for two Emmys and earned the New York Film Critic’s Circle
award for Best Cinematography.
Morrison shot eight Sundance premieres over seven years including Fruitvale
Station, which won both the Grand Jury and Audience Award, the indie breakout Dope,
Oscar-nominated documentary What Happened, Miss Simone, and most recently, the
critically acclaimed period drama Mudbound.
She recently wrapped principal photography on Against All Enemies, starring Kristen
Stewart, Zazie Beetz, Anthony Mackie, and Jack O’Connell.
Morrison has a background in photojournalism and completed a master’s degree at the
American Film Institute. She is a mother of two and an avid (amateur) surfer.
- Cinematography Master Class Lecture (ONLINE)