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Kirsten Johnson

Cinematographer / Film Director / Screenwriter | * 10/12/1965 (55) | Seattle, Washington (United States of America (USA))
Kirsten Johnson (born 1965) is an American documentary filmmaker and cinematographer. She is mostly known for her camera work on several well-known feature-length documentaries such as Citizenfour and The Oath. In 2016, she released Cameraperson, a film which consists of various pieces of footage from her decades of work all over the world as a documentary cinematographer. Directed by Johnson herself, Cameraperson went on to be praised for its handling of themes about documentary ethics interwoven with Johnson's personal reflection on her experiences. Movies that Johnson has either filmed or directed have received numerous nominations and awards over the years, and she is now a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). ()
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Kirsten Johnson is an award-winning New York-based documentary filmmaker and cinematographer. She is a faculty member at NYU.

Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | Drama | Crime

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Awards & Nominations for Kirsten Johnson

Guggenheim Fellowship

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Movies with Kirsten Johnson as Actress(5)

as herself2017 Editing Cameraperson
as Herself (archive footage)2016 Cameraperson
as Herself - Interviewer (voice)2006 This Film Is Not Yet Rated

Movies with Kirsten Johnson as Crew(98)

Crew/Thanks2021 Arctic Summer
Production/Executive Producer2020 Mother
Directing/Director2020 Dick Johnson Is Dead
Writing/Writer2020 Dick Johnson Is Dead
Camera/Director of Photography2020 Dick Johnson Is Dead
Production/Producer2020 Dick Johnson Is Dead
Camera/Additional Camera2020 On the Record
Camera/Director of Photography2019 Museum Town
Camera/Director of Photography2019 Elliott Erwitt - Silence Sounds Good
Production/Consulting Producer2018 Brooklyn Inshallah
Camera/Director of Photography2018 A Thousand Thoughts
Camera/Camera Operator2018 Crime + Punishment
Camera/Additional Camera2018 Cradle of Champions
Camera/Additional Photography2017 32 Pills: My Sister's Suicide
Camera/Director of Photography2017 Risk
Production/Co-Producer2017 Risk
Camera/Additional Camera2017 Atomic Homefront
Camera/Additional Director of Photography2017 Betting on Zero
Camera/Additional Director of Photography2016 Trapped
Camera/Director of Photography2016 Trapped
Camera/Director of Photography2016 A Thousand Mothers
Camera/Director of Photography2016 Cameraperson
Directing/Director2016 Cameraperson
Production/Producer2016 Cameraperson
Camera/Additional Camera2016 Audrie & Daisy
Camera/Director of Photography2015 Once a Month on Sunday
Camera/Additional Photography2015 The Armor of Light
Camera/Director of Photography2015 The Above
Directing/Director2015 The Above
Production/Producer2015 The Above
Camera/Director of Photography2015 Very Semi-Serious
Camera/Director of Photography2015 A Woman Like Me
Camera/Director of Photography2015 Buffalo Returns
Camera/Director of Photography2014 Citizenfour
Production/Co-Producer2014 Citizenfour
Camera/Director of Photography2014 The Wound and the Gift
Camera/Director of Photography2014 Happy Valley
Camera/Director of Photography2014 1971
Camera/Director of Photography2014 Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity
Camera/Director of Photography2014 That Film About Money
Camera/Camera Operator2013 Seeds of Time
Camera/Director of Photography2013 Fatal Assistance
Camera/Director of Photography2012 Here One Day
Camera/Director of Photography2012 The Program
Production/Producer2012 The Program
Camera/Director of Photography2012 Virgin Tales
Camera/Director of Photography2012 The Invisible War
Camera/Director of Photography2012 A Place at the Table
Camera/Director of Photography2011 The Lady Is a Fighting Lion
Editing/Assistant Editor2011 The Lady Is a Fighting Lion
Camera/Still Photographer2011 Yelling To The Sky
Camera/Additional Camera2010 The Edge of Joy
Camera/Director of Photography2010 The Oath
Camera/Director of Photography2010 No Woman, No Cry
Camera/Additional Camera2009 Outrage
Camera/Director of Photography2008 Oscar's Comeback
Camera/Director of Photography2008 Throw Down Your Heart
Camera/Director of Photography2008 Pray the Devil Back to Hell
Camera/Director of Photography2008 Lioness
Camera/Additional Camera2007 How Much Is Your Life Worth?
Camera/Director of Photography2007 Slacker Uprising
Camera/Director of Photography2007 Crime Fiction
Camera/Director of Photography2007 Darfur Now
Camera/Director of Photography2007 Election Day
Production/Producer2007 Election Day
Camera/Second Assistant Camera2006 Welcome Back to the Barrio
Camera/Director of Photography2006 This Film Is Not Yet Rated
Camera/Director of Photography2005 Red Hook Justice
Camera/Director of Photography2005 Project Leap: Learning Out Loud
Directing/Director2004 Deadline
Camera/Director of Photography2004 Deadline
Camera/Camera Operator2004 Building to Extremes
Camera/Director of Photography2004 Ladies First
Camera/Additional Photography2004 The Venetian Dilemma
Camera/Additional Camera2004 Fahrenheit 9/11
Camera/Additional Photography2003 Risk/Reward
Camera/Director of Photography2003 Asylum
Camera/Director of Photography2003 Rokia: Voice of a New Generation
Camera/Camera Operator2003 India
Camera/Additional Camera2003 A Decade Under the Influence
Camera/Assistant Camera2003 A Decade Under the Influence
Camera/Director of Photography2002 Derrida
Camera/Additional Camera2002 Two Towns of Jasper
Camera/Camera Operator2002 Ancient Poison, Modern Cure
Camera/Director of Photography2002 American Standoff
Camera/Director of Photography2001 Journey to the West: Chinese Medicine Today
Camera/Director of Photography2001 Perpetua 664
Camera/Director of Photography2001 Brother Born Again
Camera/Additional Camera2001 Trembling Before G-d
Directing/Director1999 Innocent Until Proven Guilty
Writing/Screenplay1995 Bintou in Paris
Directing/Director1995 Bintou in Paris
Camera/Director of Photography1994 Il faut que je l'aime

TV Shows/Series with Kirsten Johnson as Crew(1)

Camera/Camera Operator2004 Innovation: Life, Inspired

Full Name: Kirsten Johnson
Born: Tuesday, 10/12 1965 (October) in Seattle, Washington (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 55 years + 349 days)
Zodiac sign: Libra (Chinese zodiac sign: Snake)
Educated at: Brown University
Employer: New York University
Kirsten Johnson frequently works together with these people:
Laura Poitras (15x, Crew)
Michael Moore (11x, Actor)
Kirby Dick (11x, Crew)
Judy Karp (8x, Crew)
Amy Ziering (8x, Crew)
Katy Chevigny (7x, Crew)
Nels Bangerter (6x, Crew)
Ted Braun (6x, Crew)
Gini Reticker (6x, Crew)
Abigail Disney (5x, Crew)
Katy Scoggin (5x, Crew)
Blair Foster (2x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1441578, Added: 09/05/2019, Last updated: 09/19/2021