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Lucian Read is an Emmy award-winning director, cinematographer and photojournalist. Between 2004 and 2011, he spent more than three years embedded with US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was creator and show-runner for both seasons of the Norman Lear executive-produced EPIX documentary series AMERICA DIVIDED. Read was awarded Emmys in 2015, 2017 and 2019 for investigations of deaths on the US-Mexico border and child labor in agriculture. He was principal cinematographer for the Primetime Emmy-winning documentary series, YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY. For the series, Read filmed and produced stories on climate change and the Arab Spring in Syria, Yemen and Egypt. He directed the Occupy Wall Street feature documentary 99% -- an official 2013 Sundance selection. His work as a producer for the news magazine program DAN RATHER REPORTS from the Afghan War was nominated for an Emmy in 2010. Other cinematography credits include the feature films TIME TO CHOOSE, LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD and MAURIZIO CATTELAN: BE RIGHT BACK, and documentary series THE FOURTH ESTATE, DEADLIEST CATCH and VICE on HBO. His photojournalism work during the Iraq and Afghan Wars for publications such as Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Time and Rolling Stone garnered a World Press Photo Award in 2006. A large format photography book of this work, All of Which I Saw, was published in 2019. Read is a member of the Directors Guild of America.
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