Lucian Read

Creator & Executive Producer

Lucian is an award-winning producer, cinematographer and conflict photographer, whose work  has engaged with many of the most important international and domestic issues and events for more than a decade. Before co-creating America Divided, he was co-producer and principal cinematographer for the 2014 Emmy-winning climate change documentary series, Years of Living Dangerously. Previously, he directed the Occupy Wall Street feature documentary 99%, — an official 2013 Sundance selection . He was awarded the 2015 Emmy for the Best Spanish Language Long Form Documentary for an investigation of deaths on the US-Mexico border. His photojournalism work during the Iraq and Afghan Wars for publications such as Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Newsweek and Time garnered a World Press Photo Award in 2006. A collection of his work—including The Battle of Fallujah and The Haditha Massacre—is in the permanent collection of the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia. His work as a producer for the newsmagazine program Dan Rather Reports from the Afghan War was nominated for an Emmy in 2010. Other recent cinematography credits include the documentary series VICE on HBOThe New Yorker PresentsDeath Row Stories, and the feature documentaries Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream, Time to Choose, Kiryas Joel, and Be Right Back: Maurizio Cattelan.