Cinematography and Sound I
Cinematography and Sound II
Tom Hurwitz is one of America's most honored documentary cinematographers. Winner of two Emmy Awards,
the Sundance and Jerusalem Film Festival Awards for Best Cinematography, Hurwitz has photographed films
that have won 4 academy awards and several more nominations (most recently for Dancemaker and Killing
in the Name). His features and television programs have won literally dozens of awards, Emmy, Dupont,
Peabody, Directors Guild and film festival awards for Best Documentary, over the last 35 years â€” most
recently were Emmy Awards for Best Documentary Specials for the PBS show Jerome Robbins and the PBS
series Franklin, and Sundance Awards for Queen of Versailles, and Love Free or Die, on all of which
Hurwitz directed the photography. He was the first documentary cinematographer to be inducted into the
honor society - American Society of Cinematographers. He is also a founding member of the faculty of
In the rest of his life: For 30 years, he has been a verger, or lay-liturgist at The Cathedral Church
of St. John the Divine. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, the Jungian analyst Margaret Klenck.
He has three grown children and five grandchildren.