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Herman Lew

Associate Professor
Program Director, Film & Video


Division of Humanities and the Arts


Media Communication Arts


Shepard 469

p: 212-650-6558


  • Profile

     Prof. Herman Lew is an Associate Professor and the director of the B.F.A. Film & Video Program in the Department of Media and Communication Arts at The City College of New York. He received his B.A. from California State University of Los Angeles and his M.F.A. from New York University Graduate Film/TV Program.

    Professor Lew’s extensive work as a cinematographer has been seen nationally and internationally in productions such as the award winning feature film, Naked Acts and the ITVS produced M.O.T.V.

    His documentary work includes North Korea: Beyond the DMZ, The Chinatown Files, and A Litany for Survival: Audre Lorde.

    The diversity of Professor Lew’s work as a director of photography ranges from commercials for Levi’s, Glacier Water, Maybeline and Ray Ban, to public service announcements for AIDS awareness and reading literacy. He has also shot numerous experimental and dance projects, music videos, and museum installations. His work with the renowned artist William Wegman can be seen on his Alphabet and Christmas video projects.

    Professor Lew has been the recipient of a New York Foundation For The Arts Fellowship and has received numerous grants from the New York State Council On The Arts for his own film and video projects. Since 1989 Professor Lew has been the director of the nationally recognized Film & Video Production Workshop program at Third World Newsreel, the oldest progressive media organization in the country.

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