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I believe in the story above all else and am most inspired when I’m out of my element. I am intrigued by the dichotomy between real and imagined, perhaps because truth can be deceptive. I am especially drawn to stories that ride a fine line between hope and despair.
From New York to Los Angeles, the desert of Qatar to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro, Rachel Morrison has traversed the globe with an eye attuned to the beauty, sorrow and emotion of the shared human experience.
Rachel has lensed three Sundance premieres in the past three years; “Fruitvale” starring Michael B. Jordan and Octavia Spencer, winner of both the Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize for Best Picture, “Sound of My Voice” released by Fox Searchlight and “Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie” released by Magnolia. In 2012, she also saw “Any Day Now” premiere at Tribeca Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award for Best Picture. The film won eight other Audience Awards on the festival Circuit before its November release.
She has garnered numerous awards for her imagery, including an Outstanding Cinematography Emmy nomination for her work on Showtime’s “Riker’s High”, a documentary about the high school within the Riker’s Island prison system.
Rachel’s work has featured on most major TV networks including HBO, ABC, MTV, IFC, BIOGRAPHY, COMEDY CENTRAL, E!, CBS and OWN.
Since completing an MFA in Cinematography at the American Film Institute, Rachel has photographed nine features; eight in the past three years.