JANUSZ KAMINSKI (Director of Photography) won an Academy Award®, as well as a BAFTA Award, for
his black-and-white cinematography for Steven Spielberg's "Schindler's List." He was also honored by both the New York and Los Angeles Film Critics for his work on the film.
Kaminski most recently earned his second Academy Award® nomination for
Spielberg's courtroom drama "Amistad" and he also collaborated with the director on the adventure "The Lost World: Jurassic Park." His other film credits include Cameron Crowe's hit "Jerry Maguire," starring Tom Cruise, "How to Make an American Quilt," "Trouble Bound," "Tall Tale" and "The Adventures of
A native of Poland, Kaminski came to the United States in 1981. He studied
cinematography at Columbia College in Chicago, receiving his B.A. in 1987. After graduating, he relocated to Los Angeles to become a cinematography fellow at the American Film Institute, and began his professional career on the feature "Fallen
Angel." He also lensed two television projects: the Amblin production "Class of '61" and the acclaimed cable movie "Wildflower," directed by Diane Keaton.