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List of famous female cinematographers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female cinematographers list contains the most prominent and top females known for being cinematographers. There are thousand of females working as cinematographers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic cinematographers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a cinematographer then the people below should give you inspiration.

Angeliki Aristomenopoulou and Michele Laurita are only the beginning of the people on this list.

While this isn't a list of all female cinematographers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female cinematographers?" and "Who are the best female cinematographers?"

Janis Lyn Joplin was an American singer-songwriter who first rose to fame in the late 1960s as the lead singer of the psychedelic-acid rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company, and later as a solo artist with her own backing groups, The Kozmic Blues Band and The Full Tilt Boogie Band. Her first ...more

Age: Died at 27 (1943-1970)

Birthplace: Port Arthur, Texas, United States of America

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Maya Deren, born Eleanora Derenkowskaia, was one of the most important American experimental filmmakers and entrepreneurial promoters of the avant-garde in the 1940s and 1950s. Deren was also a choreographer, dancer, film theorist, poet, lecturer, writer and photographer. The function of film, Deren ...more

Age: Died at 44 (1917-1961)

Birthplace: Kiev, Ukrainian SSR

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#41 on The Greatest Female Film Directors

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Barbara Hammer is an American filmmaker in the genre of experimental films and a professor at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee. Hammer is known for creating experimental films dealing with women's issues such as gender roles, lesbian relationships and coping with aging and family. ...more

Age: 77

Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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Dominique Gonzales-Foerster

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster is a French artist and an influential figure in international contemporary art. She is known for her great variety of work in video projection, photography, and spatial installations. She has worked in landscaping, design, and writing. "I always look for experimental ...more

Age: 50

Birthplace: Grenoble, Europe, Metropolitan France, France, Rhône-Alpes, + more