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Adam D. Kamil Guest Lecture: Bradford Young

27 April 2018, 3:30-6:00 p.m.
Price Center Theater, UC San Diego

UC San Diego Visual Arts is pleased to welcome Bradford Young, in conversation with Professor Brian Cross.

Bradford Young is an American cinematographer. He is best known for his work on Selma, A Most Violent Year and Arrival, which earned him a nomination for an Academy Award.

Young's feature films as director of photography include White Lies, Black Sheep (2007), Pariah (2011), Restless City (2011), Middle of Nowhere (2012), Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013), and Mother of George (2013). He has won Cinematography Awards at the Sundance Film Festival twice. In 2011, he won for his work on Pariah. Two years later, he won for his work on both Mother of George and Ain't Them Bodies Saints. Young is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC).

On September 22, 2016, Young was announced as the cinematographer for the untitled Star Wars Anthology film on Han Solo. Solo will be released in May of 2018. In January 2017, Young became the first African-American cinematographer to be nominated for an Academy Award, for his work on Arrival. His work on Arrival also earned him a Silver Frog award from Camerimage and nominations for awards from BAFTA and the American Society of Cinematographers.

Young has created video installation works for the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburg and Bethel Tabernacle AME Church for Creative Time.