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Sean Price Williams is an American cinematographer. Born in Wilmington, Delaware,[1] he is based in New York.[2]

Sean Price Williams



Williams is known for his textured, fluid camerawork (often handheld) and a heightened attention to available light. The New Yorker film critic Richard Brody described Williams (in a memorial appraisal of documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles, for whom Williams served extensively as cameraman) as "the cinematographer for many of the best and most significant independent films of the past decade, fiction and documentary - including Frownland, Yeast, Fake It So Real, The Color Wheel, Young Bodies Heal Quickly, and Listen Up Philip, the Safdie brothers’ forthcoming “Heaven Knows What” and Alex Ross Perry’s new [as of 2015] feature, Queen of Earth. " [3]

His most recent works include Alex Ross Perry's Her Smell and Golden Exits as well as the Safdie Brothers' Good Time. Michael Almereyda says the cinematographer’s influence has shaped his recent work Marjorie Prime which won the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize at Sundance in 2017.


Feature films



  • The Beating Hearts Chronicles) (7 episodes, 2018)
  • Cinéma, de notre temps (1 episode, 2017)
  • Field of Vision (1 episode, 2015)
  • Connection Unavailable (2015)
  • The Traditions (2013)
  • More Than a Paycheck: Mitchum Presents America's Hardest Workers (TV Movie, 2010)
  • 30 for 30" (1 episode, 2009)
  • P.O.V. (1 Episode) (2009)
  • Close Up: Portraits (TV Movie) (2008)

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  1. ^ Fishman, Margie (September 26, 2014). "'Hellaware' film means no offense to First State". The News Journal. Retrieved October 27, 2017.
  2. ^ Yepes, Julia (August 17, 2017). "The cinematographer behind all of your favorite underground films". Interview. Retrieved October 27, 2017.
  3. ^ Brody, Richard (March 6, 2015). "Postscript: Albert Maysles, 1926-2015". The New Yorker. Retrieved May 26, 2015.

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