Rodrigo Prieto is a three-time Oscar nominee and one of the most acclaimed and respected cinematographers working today. A frequent collaborator of directors like Martin Scorsese, Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu, Oliver Stone, and Ang Lee, he is known for his meticulous setups, unconventional camerawork, rich use of color, and creating a moving, visceral experience for the audience. His many credits include THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, THE IRISHMAN, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, AMORES PERROS, BABEL, 21 GRAMS, BIUTIFUL, SILENCE, ARGO, LUST, CAUTION, JULIE TAYMOR’S A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, PASSENGERS, WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS, 8 MILE, FRIDA, WE BOUGHT A ZOO, STATE OF PLAY, 25th HOUR, ALEXANDER, VINYL, and most recently THE GLORIAS.
He has also shot music videos for Taylor Swift, Jay-Z and Lana Del Rey.
His many awards and nominations include three Oscar nominations for his work on THE IRISHMAN, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, and SILENCE. He has also been recognized by Independent Spirit Awards, BAFTA Awards, Online Film Critics Society Awards, and American Society of Cinematographers Awards. While passionate about his work as a cinematographer, Rodrigo directed his first short film, LIKENESS, starring Elle Fanning, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2013.
After his first collaboration with Iñárritu, the widely acclaimed AMORES PERROS (2000), he relocated from Mexico to Los Angeles. This movie, along with their next two projects, 21 GRAMS and BABEL, are regarded as three of the films that have put Mexican filmmakers on the international stage.
He was the subject of recent articles in Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair that examined his solutions for filming Taylor Swift’s video “Cardigan” during the pandemic. He also serves on a committee for the American Society of Cinematographers to devise solutions for safely resuming film production during this period.
He was been honored with the 2021 Vilcek Foundation Prize in Filmmaking. The Vilcek Foundation Prizes celebrate outstanding immigrants in the arts and sciences, and champions of immigrant causes in the United States.
He is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) and the Mexican Society of Cinematographers (AMC).
Rodrigo is a distinguished alumnus of Maine Media Workshops.