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Oscar-Nominated Cinematographer Known for "Arrival" & "When They See Us"

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Bradford Young is an Oscar-nominated cinematographer from Louisville, Kentucky.

Young served as director of photography on a variety of films including 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 been nominated for a variety of awards for his cinematographic direction. He has won Cinematography Awards at the Sundance Film Festival twice -- in 2011, for his work on Pariah and two years later, for his work on Mother of George and Ain't Them Bodies Saints. In 2015, he won the BET Award for Best Movie for his cinematographic work on the movie Selma.

Young became the first African-American cinematographer to be nominated for an Academy Award, for his work on Arrival (2017). 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.

In 2018, Young was the cinematographer for Solo: A Star Wars Story. In 2019, Young was the cinematographer for the Netflix series "When They See Us," which was directed by Ava DuVernay. That series depicted the wrongful conviction of the Central Park Five.

In addition to film work, Young has collaborated with visual artist Leslie Hewitt on a dual-channel video installation work. As well, he has provided cinematography for music videos for artists such as MGMT, Nora Jones and Beck.

Young studied film at Howard University.

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Bradford Young

Oscar-Nominated Cinematographer Known for "Arrival" & "When They See Us"

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Bradford Young Biography

Bradford Young is an Oscar-nominated cinematographer from Louisville, Kentucky.

Young served as director of photography on a variety of films including 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 been nominated for a variety of awards for his cinematographic direction. He has won Cinematography Awards at the Sundance Film Festival twice -- in 2011, for his work on Pariah and two years later, for his work on Mother of George and Ain't Them Bodies Saints. In 2015, he won the BET Award for Best Movie for his cinematographic work on the movie Selma.

Young became the first African-American cinematographer to be nominated for an Academy Award, for his work on Arrival (2017). 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.

In 2018, Young was the cinematographer for Solo: A Star Wars Story. In 2019, Young was the cinematographer for the Netflix series "When They See Us," which was directed by Ava DuVernay. That series depicted the wrongful conviction of the Central Park Five.

In addition to film work, Young has collaborated with visual artist Leslie Hewitt on a dual-channel video installation work. As well, he has provided cinematography for music videos for artists such as MGMT, Nora Jones and Beck.

Young studied film at Howard University.

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  • Black America Again, Conversation With Bradford Young
  • "Exploring Visual Style" with Bradford Young
  • "Advice to Young Cinematographers" with Bradford Young

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    Booking fees for Bradford Young, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Bradford Young, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Bradford Young?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bradford Young for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bradford Young for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Bradford Young or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Bradford Young or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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