Photo by  Ysa Perez

Photo by Ysa Perez

 

I am an independent journalist, cinematographer, and producer that specializes in vérité, news, and issue-based documentary filmmaking. My work has appeared in the New York Times, The Economist Films, and The Guardian, and I regularly work as a documentary cinematographer for shows and networks such as National Geographic “Explorer,” VICE News Tonight on HBO, PBS Newshour, CBSN Originals, CNN Films, Al Jazeera, and the BBC. I also write print journalism occasionally.

Throughout my career I have worked in over a dozen countries including Haiti, Pakistan, Dominican Republic, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Bosnia, Rwanda, Kenya, and Burundi, often juggling multiple roles as a producer and/or shooter.  More recently, my work has taken me around the U.S., covering the early months of the 2016 primaries, the Trump campaign, and since the inauguration, capturing the current political environment for a variety of networks and organizations. I cover stories about immigration, criminal justice, policing, labor, education, and urban policy/urban issues. I like to work simply and quickly, keeping an eye and ear out for crucial story elements and compelling character moments while never sacrificing a cinematic experience for the viewer.

I own an FS7ii package, an A7Sii package, as well as my own audio, lighting, and grip gear.

I am a member of the Frontline Freelance Register and was hostile-environment certified in 2016. I studied Journalism and Film at the New School in Manhattan. When I’m not working, I like surfing, climbing, reading, and watching Seinfeld.