Cinematographer Bradford Young ('Pariah', 'Restless City') to Speak at Howard University

by Jasmin
October 13, 2011 4:07 AM
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A graduate of Howard University’s MFA Program, cinematographer Bradford Young will speak to students, faculty, alumni and the public next Tuesday, October 18th at the C.B. Powell Building, as part of homecoming week festivities.

A recipient of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival Excellence in Cinematography Award for Dee Rees' Pariah, Young has become one of the most sought-after DPs in indie film.

He is behind the visuals of Ava Duvernay's forthcoming Middle of Nowhere, Tina Mabry's Southern family drama Mississippi Damned, Colombian immigrant drama Entre nos, James Spooner's White Lies, Black Sheep, as well as a string of beautifully shot shorts, commercials and music videos.

Young recently finished principal photography on Ma George, his second collaboration with director Andrew Dosunmu after this year's Restless City.

His lecture will focus on the trajectory of his career, as well as his latest projects including Pariah and Ma George, and his unique take on the creative process.

The lecture takes place at 3:30pm, with a mixer to follow at Blackbyrd Warehouse. Both events are open to the public.

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  • shawnell | November 27, 2011 1:27 AMReply

    Proud of you brotha-Shawnell Harrison

  • LeonRaymond Mitchell | October 14, 2011 2:52 AMReply

    Yeah I love this stuff, outstanding that he's being looked upon like that cause it is a craft and he has mastered it and the foot prints are there for every one. I am one of those who feel acting then DP 1& 2 is how they go together

  • urbanauteur | October 13, 2011 11:16 AMReply

    This brother is slowly becoming-Ernest Dickerson & Conrad Hall.

  • Jug | October 13, 2011 10:44 AMReply


  • Vanessa Hill | October 13, 2011 8:24 AMReply

    Congratulations to Brad. He is truly a gifted visual artist.

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