This February, we are featuring a series of discussions with some of today’s most influential cinematographers and gaffers of color. These artists talk about their journey into the industry, advice to young aspiring artists, and the art that has had an impact on their work.

Cinematographer Jamal Solomon

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Cinematographer Jomo Fray

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Cinematographer Chayse Irvin

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Cinematographer John Rosario

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Gaffer  Josh Davis

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Films that Inspire Us

Selma (2014)

Directed by Ava DuVernay Available on Hulu

Black Panther (2018)

Directed by Ryan Coogler Available on Disney +

Training Day (2001)

Directed by Antoine Fuqua Available on HBO Max

I Can Do Bad All by Myself (2009)

Directed by Tyler Perry Available on Pluto TV

Do the Right Thing (1989)

Directed by Spike Lee Available on Hulu

Get Out (2017)

Directed by Jordan Peele Available on Hulu

Love & Basketball (2000)

Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood Available on Hulu

Straight Outta Compton (2015)

Directed by F. Gary Gray Available on Hulu

Moonlight (2016)

Directed by Barry Jenkins Available on Netflix

Body and Soul (1925)

Directed by Oscar Micheaux Available on The Criterion Collection

Boyz n the Hood (1991)

Directed by John Singleton Available on Vudu

Mudbound (2017)

Directed by Dee Rees Available on Netflix