Ellen Kuras

A director of photography whose stylized work has become the standard for documentaries of late and who has demonstrated a keen lyric and oft impressionistic feel, Ellen Kuras has been a working cinematographer since 1987, dividing her time between documentaries and features, most of the latter independents. She is known for her intense work style, her insistence on interpreting the event in each scene through her camera and her use of grainy film stocks.