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joshua james richards

Joshua James Richards is an Oscar-nominated cinematographer for his work on Chloé Zhao's Nomadland. For this project, Richards was nominated for over 50 awards, winning at Camerimage, the Critics Choice Awards, and the BAFTA Awards.


Richards is also a two-time Film Independent Spirit Award nominee, whose cinematography credits include Cannes Directors’ Fortnight Winner The Rider and Songs My Brothers Taught Me for which he also won Best Debut Cinematography at the Camerimage Festival. Richards was nominated for a Critics Circle Award for best technical achievement for his second feature, BAFTA nominated God’s Own Country.


Richards has shot a wide range of commercials and music videos, collaborating with directors around the world. His work has screened at festivals worldwide including Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, Telluride, Berlin, New Directors New Films, Telluride, and exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art and MOMA PS1 in NYC.

Richards achieved his BA at Bournemouth University Film and Television School for Film and creative writing, before receiving his MFA at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where he studied Directing.

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