Richard Young (cinematographer)

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Richard Young
A photograph of two smiling men looking at the viewer and standing in the middle of a dirt road next to three automobiles under a blue sky
Richard Young (left) and Robert Bilheimer (right) during the filming of Not My Life
Born (1939-10-17)October 17, 1939
Penfield, New York
Died December 15, 2010(2010-12-15) (aged 71)
Nationality American
Citizenship United States
Occupation Cinematographer
Film director
Employer Eastman Kodak
Worldwide Documentaries
Notable work I'm Still Here
Not My Life

Richard Young (October 17, 1939 – December 15, 2010) was a cinematographer and film director who was born in Penfield, New York, United States.[1]

Life and work[edit]

As a cinematographer, he filmed several dozen films for Eastman Kodak.[2] He codirected the 1996 film I'm Still Here: The Truth About Schizophrenia with Robert Bilheimer.[3] He was the director of the 1998 film Echoes from the Ancients.[4] He codirected and coproduced the 1999 film A Warrior in Two Worlds: The Life of Ely Parker with Ann Spurling.[5] He performed the cinematography for the 2003 documentary film A Closer Walk.[6]

Young died on December 15, 2010. The film Not My Life, for which he had served as cinematographer and co-director, was subsequently dedicated to him.[7] Bilheimer, who was the screenwriter, producer, and director of Not My Life, said that Young believed in the film far more than he himself did.[8] There was a tribute to Young shown before its screening at the 360 | 365 George Eastman House Film Festival.[9] A film reviewer at Post Magazine called Young "a legendary documentary cinematographer."[10]


  1. ^ "Richard Young (1939 - 2010)". Democrat and Chronicle. December 19, 2010. Retrieved August 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ Robert Bilheimer (2000). "A Closer Walk - Production Crew". The Body. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ "I'm Still Here: The Truth About Schizophrenia". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved August 25, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Echoes from the Ancients". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved August 25, 2013. 
  5. ^ Janice R. Welsch; J. Q. Adams (2005). Multicultural Films: A Reference Guide. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 145. ISBN 0313319758. 
  6. ^ "A Closer Walk". Cinema Politica. Retrieved August 25, 2013. 
  7. ^ Rhodes, p. 43.
  8. ^ Rhodes, p. 52.
  9. ^ "360 - 365 George Eastman House Film Festival to showcase 104 films from 21 countries April 27 - May 2". VisitRochester. March 30, 2011. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Technicolor-Postworks posts 'Not My Life'". Post Magazine. February 1, 2012. Retrieved August 26, 2013.