RAQUEL SALAZAR is a Chilean-American cinematographer and director.
She moved to New York City in 2014 and worked as an assistant director for award-winning Polish non-fiction filmmaker Piotr Stasik. She then went on to formalize her journalism and storytelling background as a staff producer and videographer at BRIC TV -- creating non-fiction films covering criminal justice, immigration and youth issues.
Her films have earned her several Emmy nominations and accolades along the way.
Right now, she is enthusiastic about telling genre-free stories bounded by truth.
She is currently filming her first feature documentary directed by Chelsi Bullard, a Chicken & Egg Pictures Accelerator Lab recipient.
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New York Women in Film & Television
2017 Ippies Award, "Seeing Myself" - Best Video, 1st Place
2017 Telly Award Bronze, "#Bheard " - Category: Series Documentary
2017 NY Emmy Nominee, “Sounds of Brownsville: Battling Crime through Music” - Category: Societal Concerns Program Feature/Segment
2017 NY Emmy Nominee, “#Bheard Video Series” - Category: Public/Current/Community Affairs Series
2016 Latinas on Fast Track (LOFT) Leadership Summit, Hispanic Heritage Foundation
2016 Philip L. Graham Diversity Fellow, Investigative Reporters and Editors Conference
2016 NY Emmy Nominee, “Shulem Deen: A Life Apart” - Category: Religion: News/Feature
2016 NY Emmy Nominee, “Straight Up: Journalists Covering Race” - Category: Discussion/Interview
2015 Ippies Award “War, Identity and Friendship in Brighton Beach” also known as "The War Back Home" - Best Video, 3rd Place