“The brilliance of Cameraperson is that it invites and rewards such speculation even as its gaze remains fixed on the concrete, deceptively mundane details of the visible, physical world.”  — A. O. Scott, The New York Times

Cameraperson testifies to a world in which it would be clear to see that we’re all connected, if only we took the time to look at one another with reverence and simply listen.” — Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

 “Cinematographer Kirsten Johnson delivers a uniquely insightful memoir-cum-critical-treatise on the nature and ethics of her craft.” — Nick Schager, Variety

 “Throughout there is an awareness of a distinct sensibility behind the camera: humane, engaged, unfailingly curious.” Mark Feeney, Boston Globe

 “The movie is an extraordinary self-portrait and an existential statement: I shoot, therefore I am.” — David Fear, Rolling Stone

 “Personal footage of Johnson’s family and friends, woven into the documentary scenes, enhances the sense that any life is a series of amazements.” — J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader

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