RAQUEL SALAZAR (1989) is a Chilean-American director of photography with strong roots in documentary and journalism.
After studying video and motion graphics in Madison, Wisconsin she moved to New York City in 2014 and worked as assistant director for award-winning Polish non-fiction filmmaker Piotr Stasik on his film 21xNYC — nominated for the prestigious European Film Award 2016.
Soon after, she became a staff producer and videographer at BRIC TV; creating short documentaries about youth, identity, immigration and the concept of home for their social justice program #Bheard. Her documentaries were nominated for six NY Emmys® and many journalistic accolades along the way.
In 2017, she landed her first cinematography opportunity on a feature documentary with support from Chicken & Eggs Pictures as a participant in their (Egg)celerator Lab and later filmed Onder Druk (At All Costs) a medium length television documentary VPRO — for one of Europe's major public broadcasting companies.
Her work has broadcasted on U.S. and European public television and screened in film festivals such as the 10th Bushwick Film Festival and the 39th Netherlands Film Festival.