90 years later, we have an Oscar-nominated female DOP- Rachel Morrison
Black Panther, undoubtedly is one of 2018's biggest Hollywood movies and if you thought the movie was stunning, you should probably know that Rachel Morrison is the one behind its marvellous cinematography.
Regardless of that, its her work in the 2017 movie Mudbound that has let her led her closer to creating history.
If you didn't know, Rachel Morrison is the first female DOP (Director of Photography) to recieve an Oscar Nomination.
Reacting to the news of the Oscar nomination, she had said to the media, "I can't believe I am the first. It's really kind of crazy!"
"I have realized how inspirational this visibility has been to so many women... it has really been the light at the end of the tunnel for so many women and the encouragement they needed to keep shooting," she added.
As DOP, she oversees every aspect of a movie's visuals including the work done in each and every camera in the set. "The cinematographer's basically translating the director's vision into imagery," she had said earlier about her work.
While we all hope she wins the Academy award for the best cinematographer this Sunday, here are a few things about Morrison that we all should know.
1. Rachel Morrison is an American cinematographer and was born on April 27, 1978.
2. Having grown up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Morrison took up photography at a young age.
3. She graduated from Concord Academy in 1996 nad later attended the New York University, where she completed a double major in film and photography.
4. She then attended the AFI Conservatory's graduate cinematography program and graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in 2006.
5. Morrison began her career in television, working on series and telefilms for a number of networks.
6. Her cinematography on the 2005 television documentary Rikers High, about high school education within the Rikers Island prison complex, was nominated for an Emmy Award.
7. The 2007 independent film Palo Alto marked Morrison's debut as the primary cinematographer on a feature film, after which she took a job as director of photography on the MTV reality series The Hills.
8. Morrison has worked on several high-profile projects including 2016 TV movie Confirmation, Jennifer Aniston movie Cake, 2015's Dope, and 2013's Fruitvale Station, directed by Black Panther's Ryan Coogler.