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Edward Lachman, A.S.C. (born March 31, 1948) is an American cinematographer and director. Lachman is mostly associated with the American independent film movement, and has served as director of photography on films by Todd Haynes (including Far from Heaven in 2002 and Carol in 2015, both of which earned Lachman Oscar nominations[1]), Ulrich Seidl, Wim Wenders, Steven Soderbergh and Paul Schrader. His other work includes Werner Herzog's La Soufrière (1977), Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), Sofia Coppola's directorial debut, The Virgin Suicides (1999), Robert Altman's last picture A Prairie Home Companion (2006), and Todd Solondz's Life During Wartime (2009). He is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers.

Edward Lachman
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Lachman in September 2009
Born (1948-03-31) March 31, 1948 (age 71)
OccupationCinematographer, director

In 1989, Lachman co-directed a segment of the anthology film Imagining America.[2] In 2002, Lachman co-directed the controversial Ken Park with Larry Clark. In 2013, Lachman produced a series of videos in collaboration with French electronic duo Daft Punk, for the duo's album Random Access Memories.

Life and educationEdit

Lachman was born to a Jewish family[3] in Morristown, New Jersey, the son of Rosabel (Roth) and Edward Lachman, a movie theater distributor and owner.[4][5][6] He attended Harvard University and studied in France at the University of Tours before pursuing a BFA in painting at Ohio University.[5] Edward Lachman has a daughter, Bella Lachman, who lives in Amsterdam.

Selected creditsEdit


  1. ^ "The 75th Academy Awards". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved September 14, 2015.
  2. ^ Michael Wilmington (June 7, 1989). "'Imagining America': Four Riffs on a Common Theme". The Los Angeles Times.
  3. ^ Times of Israel: "The tribe at the Oscars, 2016" by Nate Bloom February 25, 2016
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  5. ^ a b Internet Encyclopedia of Cinematographers: Edward Lachman
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  7. ^ Erbland, Kate (January 25, 2016). "How I Shot That: Ed Lachman Overcomes the Usual Challenges to Lens the Audacious 'Wiener-Dog'". Retrieved April 17, 2016.

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