AFS x IDA: Master Class with Cinematographer Kirsten Johnson
Kirsten Johnson is a cinematographer and director. Her most recent film CAMERAPERSON premiered at Sundance 2016, was the Closing Night film at New Directors/New Films and won Grand Jury Prizes at San Francisco and Sheffield. Her short film THE ABOVE premiered at 2015 New York Film Festival in the The Intercept’s Field of Vision launch. Her most recent camerawork appears in the Cannes 2016 premiere ofRISK, Oscar-winning CITIZEN FOUR, BORN TO FLY: ELIZABETH STREB VS GRAVITY, THE WOUND AND THE GIFT and VERY-SEMI SERIOUS. Her credits include Academy Award nominated, THE INVISIBLE WAR and Tribeca Documentary winner, PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL. She and Laura Poitras shared the 2010 Sundance Cinematography Award for THE OATH. Her shooting is featured in FARENHEIT 9/11, Academy Award nominated ASYLUM Emmy-winning LADIES FIRST, and Sundance premieres: A PLACE AT THE TABLE, THIS FILM IS NOT YET RATED, and DERRIDA. DEADLINE, (co-directed with Katy Chevigny), premiered at Sundance and won the Thurgood Marshall Award.