A boxing match in Brooklyn; life in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina; the daily routine of a Nigerian midwife; an intimate family moment at home: these scenes and others are woven into 'Cameraperson', a tapestry of footage captured over the 25-year career of documentary cinematographer Kirsten Johnson.
Through a series of episodic juxtapositions, Johnson explores the relationships between image-makers and their subjects, and the tension between the complex interaction of unfiltered reality and crafted narrative. A work that combines documentary, autobiography, and ethical inquiry, 'Cameraperson' is both a moving glimpse into one filmmaker’s personal journey and a thoughtful examination of what it means to train a camera on the world.
★★★★ "A beautifully curated collage of outtakes" - Jordan Hoffman, The Guardian
★★★★★ "A fascinating and unique meta-documentary" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian