Victor J. Kemper
|Victor J. Kemper|
|Born||Victor Jay Kemper
14 April 1927
Newark, New Jersey, USA
|Board member of||A.S.C. President (1993-1996), (1999-2001)|
|Awards||Emmy Kojak: The Price of Justice 1987|
Victor Jay Kemper, A.S.C. (born April 14, 1927) is an American cinematographer who has worked on over fifty films. He is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC), and was its president twice, from 1993 to 1996, and from 1999 to 2001. Kemper won an Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography for his work on the 1987 television movie, Kojak: The Price of Justice.
As a cinematographer, Kemper collaborated extensively with director Arthur Hiller. Kemper worked with the leading directors of the 1970s including John Cassavetes, Sidney Lumet, Anthony Harvey, Michael Ritchie, Ulu Grosbard, Peter Yates, Karel Reisz, Elaine May, J. Lee Thompson, Elia Kazan, George Roy Hill, Robert Wise, Carl Reiner, Bob Rafelson, Irvin Kershner, Richard Attenborough, and Norman Jewison.
- Nominee Best Cinematography for Miniseries/Special - Emmy Awards (Kojak: The Price of Justice) (1987)
- Winner Lifetime Achievement Award - American Society of Cinematographers (1998)
- Nominee Best Cinematography for Miniseries/Special - American Society of Cinematographers (Kojak: The Price of Justice) (1987)
- The New York Times: "They Might Be Giants"
- Canby, Vincent (1978-11-08). "Film: Dummy Takes Over in 'Magic':Wooden Handed". New York Times. Retrieved 2005-12-30.
- Maslin, Janet. "Movie Review:'The Jerk'" The New York Times, December 14, 1979
- Maslin, Janet (August 9, 1980). "Xanadu (1980) MISS NEWTON-JOHN IN 'XANADU'". The New York Times.