The George Eastman Museum in New York will honour Academy Award–winning cinematographer Vittorio Storaro AIC ASC with the George Eastman Award on Saturday, March 25th, in recognition of his distinguished contribution to the art of film.
The George Eastman Award was established in 1955 as the first retrospective film award to honour artistic work of enduring value. In accepting the honour, Storaro joins the company of film legends such as Charles Chaplin, Joan Crawford, Cecil B DeMille, Michael Douglas, Greta Garbo, Lillian Gish, Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Martin Scorsese, James Stewart, Meryl Streep, and most recently, Michael Keaton.
During his five-decade career, Storaro has collaborated with many celebrated film directors including Bernardo Bertolucci, Francis Ford Coppola, Warren Beatty, Carlos Saura and Woody Allen. He has won three Academy Awards for Apocalypse Now, Reds and The Last Emperor. The Eastman Museum will celebrate Storaro’s work with three special events at the museum in March, and a series of 11 films screening at the Dryden Theatre throughout March and April.