Lucian Read

Creator & Executive Producer; Director of Photography

An Emmy® winning producer, conflict photographer, and cinematographer, Read was lead cinematographer and co-producer for the 2014 Emmy® -winning climate change documentary series, “Years of Living Dangerously.” Previously, he directed the Occupy Wall Street documentary 99%, which premiered at Sundance in 2013. 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 War for publications such as Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Newsweek and Time garnered a World Press Photo Award. A collection of his work – including The Battle of Fallujah and The Haditha Massage – is also in the permanent collection of the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia. His work as contributing producer for the newsmagazine program “Dan Rather Reports from the Afghanistan War” was nominated for an Emmy® in 2010. His feature documentary cinematography credits include Time to Choose, Steve Jobs, Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back, Kiryas Joel, and Park Avenue: Money, Power & The American Dream. Other cinematography credits include the documentary series “Vice on HBO,” “The New Yorker Presents,” and “CNN’s Death Row Stories.”