#GivingTuesday ICP Alumni Spotlight: Nadia Hallgren
In the spirit of #GivingTuesday (December 1st), ICP is spotlighting a few of our Community Programs alumni. Please join us in celebrating #GivingTuesday by sharing these posts, and consider donating to support our award-winning programs for young photographers.
A graduate of the ICP at THE POINT program in 2000, Nadia Hallgren is an award-winning cinematographer and filmmaker from the Bronx, NY. Her film credits include Gillian Laub’s Southern Rights, Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11, the Academy Award nominated Trouble the Water, and HBO’s War Don Don. Nadia has shot commercially for networks including Sundance Channel, IFC, MTV, BET, VH1 and OWN.
Hallgren continues to stay involved with ICP by meeting with young Community Programs participants and discussing her films and career.
Nadia describes her time at ICP:
I was first introduced to photography as a teenager through a community program that ICP has in the Bronx where I grew up. That introduction was the most incredible discovery of my life, a medium that married art, images, and social justice.
My first black and white print was the only thing I had ever made my whole life, it changed the way I saw myself and everything around me. From that moment I dreamed of working in documentary, and ICP's community program laid the foundation for that dream to come true.
To see Nadia Hallgren’s cinematography in action, watch a clip of HBO’s War Don Don (below), a feature documentary that profiles the controversial war crimes trial of a rebel leader in Sierra Leone.