About Roger Sherman

Roger Sherman on location in France

Director   Producer
Still Photographer

Roger Sherman’s films have won an Emmy, a Peabody, a James Beard Award, and two Academy Award nominations.

His subjects include art, history, science, social issues, the environment, and food. He recently was honored by being named to the Forward50, Jews who have influenced American culture.

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Roger is the cinematographer on most of the films he creates. He works freelance, shooting The Gates for Maysles Films, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino for The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Mayan pyramids for the National Gallery of Art and many others.


Roger shoots food, gardens, travel, portraits, food and whatever else catches his eye. His work has appeared in Town & Country, Saveur, Budget Travel, Garden Design, MetHome, and Newsweek. He photographed The Brisket Book by Stephanie Pierson.

The Book: Ready Steady Shoot

Ready Steady Shoot: The Guide to Great Video is an upbeat and readable book and eBook for the millions of people who shoot videos of their vacations, their kids events, nights out with anything from an iPhone to a digital still camera to an expensive camcorder. It’s a book about technique, not technology.

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An extraordinary film biography, perhaps the best ever produced in the American Masters series.
— Dorothy Rabinowitz, The Wall Street Journal, about Richard Rodgers: The Sweetest Sounds