Female Cinematographers

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Halyna Hutchins
(She was named one of the10 up-and-coming directors of photography who are making their mark)
Halyna Hutchins
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Birthdate: 1979 AD
Birthplace: Horodets', Ukraine
Died: October 21, 2021
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Agnes Varda
(Filmmaker and Pioneer of French New Wave Film Movement of the 1950s and 1960s)
Agnes Varda
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Birthdate: May 30, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium
Died: March 29, 2019

Agnes Varda was a Belgian-born French film director, screenwriter, and artist. She was a key figure in the development of the French New Wave film movement of the 1950s and 1960s. She often made films addressing women’s issues and other social justice problems. She was honored with an Academy Honorary Award. She was married to director Jacques Demy. 

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Alexandra Pelosi
(Journalist)
Alexandra Pelosi
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Birthdate: October 5, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States

Alexandra Pelosi is an American documentary filmmaker, journalist, and writer. Many of her documentary films including Journeys with George, which she made from her recordings of George W. Bush's presidential campaign, have earned her critical acclaim. Alexandra Pelosi has also contributed immensely to NBC News where she worked as a field producer for a decade.

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Eleanor Coppola
(Film director, Actor, Screenwriter)
Eleanor Coppola
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Birthdate: May 4, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles

Eleanor Coppola is an American artist, documentary filmmaker, and writer. The wife of Francis Ford Coppola, Eleanor has often been credited for the success of her husband. Eleanor Coppola is also credited with founding an organization called Circle of Memory which aims at commemorating loved ones. She also manages the Rubicon Estate Winery which is owned by her family.

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Lynne Ramsay
(Scottish Film Director, Producer, Writer, and Cinematographer)
Lynne Ramsay
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Birthdate: December 5, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Glasgow

Lynne Ramsay is a Scottish film director, producer, writer, and cinematographer. She is best known for directing films like Ratcatcher, We Need to Talk About Kevin, and You Were Never Really Here. A critically-acclaimed filmmaker, Lynne Ramsay has won several important awards, including British Academy Film Awards and Critics Awards.

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Anna Foerster
(Cinematographer)
Anna Foerster
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Birthdate: 1971 AD
Birthplace: Germany

Anna Foerster is a cinematographer and director. She began her career in the 1990s as a second unit cinematographer. She often collaborates with director Roland Emmerich and has worked with him on several films. Independence Day and Godzilla are among her best-known works as a cinematographer. She made her directorial debut with the horror film Underworld: Blood Wars. 

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Naomi Kawase
(Film director, Screenwriter, Film editor, Film producer, Cinematographer)
Naomi Kawase
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Birthdate: May 30, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nara
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Uta Briesewitz
(Cinematographer)
Uta Briesewitz
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Birthdate: September 1, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Leverkusen, Germany
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Helen Levitt
(Photographer, Cinematographer, Screenwriter)
Helen Levitt
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Birthdate: August 31, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn
Died: March 29, 2009

Photographer Helen Levitt is remembered as one of the most celebrated street photographers of her time. Her works, depicting New York City, were later published as A Way of Seeing: Photographs of New York. Her subjects were mostly underprivileged children. She had also been a cinematographer for documentary films.

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Charlotte Bruus Christensen
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Birthdate: March 20, 1978
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Denmark
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Joyce Wieland
(Canadian Filmmaker Known for Her Contribution to the Development of Contemporary Visual Arts in Canada)
Joyce Wieland
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Birthdate: June 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: June 27, 1998

Initially a painter, Joyce Wieland later experimented with mixed media art and also ventured into filmmaking. Her themes were predominantly feminist. She also often used the Canadian national flag colors in her art, expressing her nationalist identity. She later became a cultural icon of sorts in Canada.

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Angela Lee
(Film Producer)
Angela Lee
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Birthdate: February 20, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Apart from being Paramount Domestic Television’s senior VP of production for 10 years, Angela Lee has also led a publishing company. However, she is best known for producing award-winning shows on TV, including primetime drama and talk shows, such as LogHeads and The Montel Williams Show.