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Harry Dawson
The Digital Eye

How technology has changed the process but not the aesthetic.


The Spring 2013 Donoho Colloquium

5:00 PM Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center, Dartmouth

Free and Open to the Public
Reception to follow



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Biographical note


Harry Dawson • Cinematographer/Director

has been shooting and editing film and video for more than 30 years, and his work has been favorably reviewed in the LA Times, American Cinematographer, The New Yorker and the London Times.

His broadcast credits include shooting for the PBS series NOVA, FRONTLINE and NATURE, as well as numerous documentaries for TNT and Discovery.

His recent feature film experience includes camera work on the box-office hit TWILIGHT and the Jennifer Aniston comedy MANAGEMENT, and DP for the festival award-winning CORSO: The Last Beat.  He is a member of the Cinematographer's Guild, IATSE 600.

Harry has been the Director of Photography for Bill Viola's major pieces for more than 15 years, and these groundbreaking artworks have been featured in the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MOMA, and the Guggenheim Museums in New York, Bilbao, and Berlin.

Harry's cinematography is featured in permanent installations at the Getty Center, the National Cowgirl Museum, and other cultural and arts institutions across the US.

Last Updated: 3/3/14