Our First 100 Years Celebrates the ASC’s Centennial
To honor its 100th anniversary, the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has published Our First 100 Years, a 154-page hardcover book featuring dozens of high-quality archival photos alongside the personal stories of 77 Society members.
Produced by the ASC Press, this limited-edition book offers an insightful look at renowned ASC members at work on sets and locations during every decade since 1919 — in rare photos curated and restored by Charlie Lieberman, ASC — printed in duotone for exceptional image quality.
In addition to profiles and stills of the Society’s 15 founding members, Our First 100 Years includes spreads on cinematographers Nestor Almendros, John A. Alonzo, Lucien Ballard, Michael Ballhaus, George Barnes, Robert Burks, Charles G. Clarke, Stanley Cortez, Linwood Dunn, Arthur Edeson, George Folsey, William A. Fraker, Karl Freund, Burt Glennon, Burnett Guffey, Conrad L. Hall, Gerald Hirschfeld, James Wong Howe, Boris Kaufman, Richard H. Kline, Laszlo Kovacs, Milton Krasner, Charles B. Lang, Ernest Laszlo, Andrew Lesnie, Arthur C. Miller, Hal Mohr, Brianne Murphy, Nicholas Musuraca, Sol Negrin, Sol Polito, Leon Shamroy, Ray Rennahan, Harold Rosson, John F. Seitz, Karl Struss, Robert L. Surtees, Gregg Toland, Joseph Walker, Haskell Wexler, Gordon Willis and Vilmos Zsigmond, among others.
The biographies were researched and written by American Cinematographer staff editors and contributors, as well as former ASC president Richard Crudo — resulting in one of the most comprehensive surveys of cinematographers ever published.