cin·​e·​ma·​tog·​ra·​pher | \ˌsi-nə-mə-ˈtä-grə-fər \

Definition of cinematographer 

: a specialist in cinematography

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Our production designer, script supervisor, cinematographer, stunt coordinator, and wardrobe and props department heads are all women. Caitlin Brody, Glamour, "'It's Heavy on the Vaginas': Inside Three Female-Dominated Productions," 28 Aug. 2018 These excursions, captured with reckless fluidity by the cinematographer Christopher Blauvelt, aerate the movie and temporarily dispel the dust of Higher Power earnestness. Gus Van Sant, New York Times, "Review: Joaquin Phoenix Treks the Long Road to Sobriety in ‘Don’t Worry’," 11 July 2018 Much of his new film has a strong documentary feel—the cinematographer was the distinguished, and distinctive, Robert Richardson—though some of the dramatic writing is clumsily formulaic and over-explanatory. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, "‘A Private War’ Review: Dateline Truth, Somewhere in Hell," 1 Nov. 2018 Tish’s wistful voiceover narration seems drawn from the same luminous source as its images, shot by Moonlight cinematographer James Laxton. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "If Beale Street Could Talk adapts James Baldwin’s novel into a haunting, gorgeous film," 18 Sep. 2018 Faris has moved on with cinematographer Michael Barrett, and Pratt has reportedly started seeing Katherine Schwarzenegger. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger Step Out for a Church Date in Los Angeles," 5 Aug. 2018 Seventeen percent of editors were female, and only 5 percent of cinematographers. Laura Demarco,, "Cleveland International Film Festival opens next week with close to 500 films from 72 countries," 31 Mar. 2018 Bailey, a cinematographer elected to the position last August, is the first test case for the Academy’s new code of conduct. Rebecca Keegan, HWD, "MeToo Hits the Academy? It’s Complicated," 23 Mar. 2018 Robby Müller, the Dutch cinematographer whose inventive use of lighting and artful approach to composition were consistent elements of films by directors like Wim Wenders and Jim Jarmusch, died on July 3 at his home in Amsterdam. Richard Sandomir,, "Robby Müller, inventive cinematographer, dies at 78," 13 July 2018

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1897, in the meaning defined above

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