Kirsten Johnson has seen—and filmed—it all. As the cinematographer on movies like The Oath, The Invisible War and Citizenfour, she's travelled across the globe and left her mark on some of the world's greatest documentaries. Now, for the first time ever, she presents her favourite sequences from her breathtaking body of work, elegantly reassembled into a cinematic memoir. Whether she's shooting undercover footage on the front lines of the War on Terror, or chasing down French philosopher Jacques Derrida on the streets of Manhattan, Johnson's cinematic encounters are endlessly engrossing. They anchor a thought-provoking meditation on the relationship between the woman behind the camera and the culture-defining people and places that fill her frame. Part historical scrapbook, part documentary master class, Cameraperson is an utterly original self-portrait, revealing the highlights and insights of a life in pictures. Will Di Novi
On May 3, join Kirsten Johnson for a free talk: Through the Lens of a Female "Cameraperson."
Co-presented by Images Festival.