Roger Chapman is one of the UK’s leading documentary cameramen working regularly for the BBC, Channel 4, National Geographic and the Discovery Channel. The subjects of his films range from war-torn Bosnia, the Great Rift valley of Africa, Kung Fu monks of Shaolin Temple, to the secret world of the Geisha in Kyoto, Japan. He has worked with many distinguished film-makers including Angus Macqueen, Leslie Woodhead, Ken Loach and Brian Hill.
“The Last Peasants” RTS Programme Awards - Jury's comments:
“An outstanding series with stunningly beautiful photography, this poignant portrayal of the reality of rural life in Eastern Europe was a timely commission.”
“A beautiful, stunningly shot and poignant commentary on contemporary Japan’s least understood cultural caste.”
“Cocaine:Leo And Ze”
“...is an honest telling of a family's desire for a peaceful life in a difficult world. Cameraman Roger Chapman's visuals are stylised only in their consistency rather than any heavy grading or saturation and there is no music manipulating emotions. At a time when City of God provides a colourful and cinematic take on Rio 's streets it is satisfying to feel the strength of a team dedicated to such simple objective honesty.”
“Discovery Atlas - Brazil Revealed”
“One of the most beautifully photographed and moving documentaries I have ever watched.”