Meet ICP at THE POINT alumna Nadia Hallgren.
Nov 19, 2015

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.

Nadia Hallgren visits a recent ICP at THE POINT class to discuss her work.
Nadia Hallgren visits a recent ICP at THE POINT class to discuss her work. Photo: Ruby Tull.

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. 

This #GivingTuesday, help us support young photographers by donating to ICP's Community Programs.