IMAGO: Diversity and Inclusion Committee

MARKING CHANGE In 2016, at one of the first meetings of a newly elected IMAGO Board, Nina Kellgren BSC proposed an additional committee to start tackling the lack of diversity within cinematography. The IMAGO Diversity and Inclusion Committee was established, with Elen Lotman ESC and Kellgren as Co-Chairs. Co-incidentally, the ASC Vision Committee was also … Read more

Take a sneak peek inside the May 2021 issue of British Cinematographer

The May 2021 issue of British Cinematographer is now here! You can find out more about just some of the incredible interviews and exclusive articles you can expect to find inside this not-to-be-missed edition now by reading on… POLLY MORGAN BSC ASC ON A QUIET PLACE PART II In our latest cover story special, we catch up with cinematographer Polly … Read more

IMAGO: the journey continues in 2021

THE JOURNEY CONTINUES IN 2021 IMAGO was established in 1992 as a European Cinematographers’ Federation and a platform for international cinematographers to come together to discuss and solve common technical and artistic challenges; to exchange experience and knowledge across borders. Today, we are a family of 53 International Cinematographers´ Societies from all corners of the … Read more

Joining Forces

IMAGO and ASC Join Forces Kees van Oostrum ASC, the president of the American Society Of Cinematographers, announced during the Camerimage 2019 opening ceremony in Torun, Poland, Saturday November 9th, that the Board of the American Society of Cinematographers ASC, has decided to join IMAGO as an associate member, an important step in increasing international … Read more

IMAGO goes international

Imago goes International During the IMAGO Annual General Assembly in Belgrade on March 14th and 15th, the assembly voted anonymously in favour of the IMAGO Board´s proposal for IMAGO to change its name from the European Federation of Cinematographers, to International Federation of Cinematographers. Cinematography is a truly international art. British cinematographers are working in … Read more

New Year’s Resolutions

As we head into 2019, a lot happened for IMAGO in the year that has just passed. The federation has started building-up to be able to focus more intensely on cinematographer’s authorship rights and on-set safety/working conditions. We are continuing to build our good collaboration in several important areas with ASC, the American Society Of … Read more

Nina Kellgren BSC

Eyes wide open Clapperboard / Nina Kellgren BSC Eyes wide open Clapperboard / Nina Kellgren BSC Lead image: Up on the crane during the shoot of Solomon & Gaenor Nina Kellgren BSC was recently named most prolific female cinematographer by the British Film Institute. Though this was not the path she thought she’d lain out … Read more

Activities and priorities

Working conditions Together with FERA, the European Federation of Film Directors, IMAGO will strengthen its focus on working conditions for cinematographers, directors and our other colleagues in the film business. In September, FERA and IMAGO had meetings and discussions with EU ministers in Brussels to prepare for a larger conference on working conditions in 2019. … Read more

2017 Camerimage Diary

Silver Jubilee Special Report / 2017 Camerimage Diary / Ron Prince Silver Jubilee Special Report / 2017 Camerimage Diary / Ron Prince One man’s journey through the mirth and merriment of the 25th Camerimage Festival of Cinematography. Monday 13th November: It’s stupid o’clock. 4.30am to be precise. Therefore way-too-early to discover oneself in an airport … Read more

Oh What A Lovely Year!

In our 25th anniversary year, both the number of IMAGO’s activities and our number of members grew. IMAGO now includes 53 national societies and close to 4,500 professional cinematographers as members. During the last IMAGO General Assembly, the Hong Kong Society of Cinematographers, Malaysian Society of Cinematographers, Singapore Society of Cinematographers and Peruvian Society of … Read more

Gender and Diversity Celebrated Behind the Camera at Camerimage Film Festival

After the success of last year’s events at the Camerimage Film Festival, this year IMAGO, the European Federation of Cinematographers, and illuminatrix, a collective of female cinematographers based in the UK, are collaborating again with the festival to present a series of events entitled “Focus on Diversity.” Aimed at highlighting the contributions of women and … Read more

Let’s Celebrate

This year IMAGO is 25 years old. So is Camerimage. And ARRI, as the senior, has 100 years of life. So 2017 is the time to celebrate. The First IMAGO International Awards For Cinematographers This great celebration of the art of cinematography will be staged in Helsinki on October 28th, at a grand black tie … Read more

“Inspiration” Cinematographers Symposium to take place in Amsterdam

After the successfully and much appreciated Master Classes 2008 and 2011 in Copenhagen and 2013 in Vienna, IMAGO wish to meet again this time in Amsterdam. IMAGO are inviting 4 great cinematographers as guest speakers: Artists, who have shown such a degree of creativity and personal expression that they simply have to meet them, have … Read more

A busy autumn

IMAGO focus on diversity at Camerimage IMAGO cooperated closely with Camerimage to arrange several seminars and conferences during the 2016 grand celebration of cinematography in Bydgoszcz, Poland. IMAGO also cooperated with Illuminatrix, the UK-based collective of female cinematographers, to focus on the fact that although half the world’s population and half the number of film … Read more

The year ahead for IMAGO

IMAGO is the European Federation of Cinematographers, a collaborative, global umbrella for the world’s cinematographic societies. It was created to bring European cinematographers together to discuss and find solutions to challenges of common interest, to promote cinematography on an international level, and to share and exchange experience and knowledge. IMAGO now has 49 international societies, … Read more