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Rodrigo Prieto A.S.C., A.M.C.
Director of Photography
Amores perros brought cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto to the attention of the world film community. His work on the feature, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, brought him several honors, including the Silver Ariel Award (Mexico's equivalent of the Academy Award) and the Golden Frog Award at the Camerimage International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography.
His subsequent films as cinematographer have included Michael Cristofer's Original Sin, Julie Taymor's Frida (for which he was nominated by his peers, for the American Society of Cinematographers Award), Curtis Hanson's 8 Mile, Spike Lee's 25th Hour, and Mr. Iñárritu's award-winning Focus Features release 21 Grams.
Mr. Prieto traveled to Cuba with director Oliver Stone to shoot Comandante, the documentary on Fidel Castro. The two then went to the Middle East to film a documentary on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Persona Non Grata. Their next project together was the epic Alexander, for which Mr. Prieto was honored with the Silver Frog Award at the Camerimage International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography.
He studied at Mexico City's Centro de Capacitacion Cinematografica. Prior to Amores perros, he shot 12 Mexican feature films in a decade, winning two previous Silver Ariel Awards for his work on Carlos Carrera's Un Embrujo and Daniel Gruener's Sobrenatural.