Mandy Walker becomes first woman to win American Society of Cinematographers Award

The ASC award for best cinematography in a feature film has gone to Australian woman Mandy Walker.

Mandy Walker, the Melbourne-born cinematographer behind Elvis, has made history by becoming the first woman to win the feature competition at the American Society of Cinematographers Awards.

The awards took place on Sunday, March 5, with Walker taking home the award for Best Cinematography in a Feature Film.

Walker always had a passion for photography – in fact she told The Wrap in December that her father built her a darkroom in their backyard when she was just 14 years old. She soon discovered that her love of still photography could translate into motion pictures. But when she entered the movie business, she noticed that there weren’t many women working behind the camera as cinematographers or their assistants.

Unlock Padlock Icon

Unlock this content?

Access this content and more

Silvi Vann-Wall is a journalist, podcaster, and filmmaker. They joined ScreenHub as Film Content Lead in 2022. Twitter: @SilviReports