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Mitchell Wilson, a National Press Photographer of the Year recipient, is well known for his cinematic eloquence, impressionistic historical re-creations and striking juxtaposition of photojournalism and visual metaphor. He has traveled the world capturing time and place. Cuba, Peru and Spain are his most recent subjects, and Wilson is now working on a book of his stills, as well as the PBS project For God and King, about the Spanish Empire. He recently completed work as Co-Director and Cinematographer for Andrew Jackson a two-hour historical program for PBS. Other recent work includes the four-hour PBS series The New Heroes, shot on location in India, Brazil, Paraguay and Zambia, hosted by Robert Redford. His cinematography for the series was nominated for an Emmy award. Wilson also recently completed The Meth Epidemic for PBS’ Frontline. Other projects during his twenty-two years based in Los Angeles include the four-hour PBS series about the history of the Jews, Kingdom of David, and the four-hour PBS history of aviation project Chasing the Sun. For The American Experience, PBS' preeminent history series, he filmed and co-directed the three-hour Woodrow Wilson Presidential special, and The Duel. His impressive list of PBS credits also includes the eight-hour, award-winning series The Great War and the Shaping of the Twentieth Century, the four-hour series The Human Quest, Intimate Strangers, China the last millennium, Visions of the Future, The Last Outcasts, The Artists Next Door, Songs of the City and The Works. His creative talents have also been widely showcased on ABC, NBC, CBS and HBO. Wilson’s work has been recognized with many awards, including Primetime Emmys the duPont Columbia Award, the Peabody for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism, and two International Documentary Association Award for Best Documentary Series, the Producers Guild of America Kodak Vision Award, the Ohio State Award, the Indian Film Festival Audience Choice award, Press Club honors from UP and API and multiple Los Angeles Emmys. Wilson began his career as a Combat Cameraman and underwater photographer in the elite Combat Camera Group of the U.S. Navy. He is also a member of the Directors Guild of America.

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