Morrison, Rachel: Accomplished Cinematographer (Women in Film)

Cinematographer Rachel Morrison has emerged as a new talent in contemporary cinema.

She has shot several features that have played at the Sundance Film Festival in recent years,  including Fruitvale Station (which won both the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award).

She has also shot the indie breakout Dope and What Happened, Miss Simone? (Oscar nominee  for best documentary feature).

Most recently, she photographed the highly acclaimed period drama Mudbound.

Morrison has a background in photojournalism and completed a master’s degree in cinematography at the American Film Institute.

She has also been nominated for two Emmys and received the Kodak Vision Award.

Morrison’s next film, Black Panther, reunites her with Fruitvale Station director Ryan Coogler and makes her the first woman to be director of photography on a blockbuster superhero film.