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Adam DuBrowa

Emmy Winning Cinematographer


After graduating from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1996 with a degree in Biology, Adam began shooting film for National Geographic in Washington, D.C. and New York City. For over 25 years, he has directed and photographed an award-winning variety of documentary films, music videos, features and commercials.  The Washington, D.C. native has been a West Coast-based Director and Director of Photography since 2008. He continues to shoot commercials and documentaries regularly for renowned production companies and motion picture studios.

Adam is determined to always strive for excellence by making every frame extraordinary. Adam’s long-form documentaries have won numerous awards, including the Cine Golden Eagle Award in 2004 for The True Face of Hurricanes, and two Webby Awards in 2006 for the Genographic Project, produced by the National Geographic Society.


Adam’s work on independent documentary films has won multiple honors, including the short film, Library of Dust, which won the SXSW Grand Jury Award, the Tribeca Grand Jury Award and the Seattle International Film Festival Grand Jury Prize in 2011.  


In 2013, Adam was nominated for and won an Emmy for Best Cinematography at the Primetime Emmy Awards for Discovery Channel’s, The Deadliest Catch.  In 2018, he was nominated for a second Emmy in the category of Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking for his work on What Haunts Us, which was produced by Matt Tolmach and the Kennedy / Marshall Company.

Adam’s recent documentary work can be seen in Deep Space which is currently airing on Curiosity Stream-VOD. He is also an active member of the Director’s Guild, IATSE 600 and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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