Ashley Connor

Nominated for Best Cinematography


Cinematographer: Madeline’s Madeline


Madeline has become an integral part of a prestigious physical theater troupe. When the workshop’s ambitious director pushes the teenager to weave her rich interior world and troubled history with her mother into their collective art, the lines between performance and reality begin to blur.


Ashley Connor is a New York-based director of photography. Her work on Josephine Decker’s Butter on the Latch and Thou Wast Mild and Lovely prompted New Yorker critic Richard Brody to name her, alongside Darius Khonji and Fabrice Aragno, as one of the year’s best cinematographers. Her breadth of style can be seen in work as diverse as Dustin Guy Defa’s Person to Person (Sundance 2017) and Adam Leon’s Tramps (TIFF 2016), as well as in popular music videos for artists including Jenny Lewis, Angel Olsen and Maggie Rogers. She had two films premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival: Josephine Decker’s Madeline’s Madeline and Desiree Akhavan’s The Miseducation of Cameron Post.