Tami Reiker

Tami Reiker is an American cinematographer best known for her work in Lisa Cholodenko's High Art, Gina Prince-Bythewood's Beyond the Lights, and her award-winning work for Carnivàle. For her work on the series' pilot, she became the first woman to win an American Society of Cinematographers Award, as well as the first woman nominated. She was invited to become a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2005.[citation needed]


She studied in Tisch School of the Arts, where she decided to become a cinematographer.[1]



Year Award Category Nominated work Result
1998 Independent Spirit Award Best Cinematography High Art Nominated
2004 ASC Award Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Movies of the Week/Pilot (Basic or Pay) Carnivàle Won
2005 Women in Film Crystal Awards Vision Award Body of work Won


  1. ^ "'Beyond the Lights' DP Tami Reiker on the struggle of Being a Female Cinematographer". Indiewire. Retrieved March 26, 2015.

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