Stephen McCarthy is a director of photography whose thirty year career has spanned the width and breadth of non-fiction filmmaking. His work appears regularly in prime time documentary series including PBS’s American Experience, American Masters, Frontline, Nova and P.O.V. as well as HBO’s Young Arts Masterclass. Stephen has served as cinematographer for two recent Emmy-nominated PBS series: Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies and Your Inner Fish, based the best-selling book by evolutionary biologist Neil Shubin. He has also photographed the Peabody- and Emmy-award-winning series The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross; two seasons of HBO Family’s Emmy-nominated Masterclass and three seasons of PBS’s Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.. Stephen’s photography has also been featured in Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger as well as both War of the Worlds and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid for PBS’s The American Experience. Forthcoming projects include Mass Extinction: Life at the Brink for the Smithsonian Channel and Ruby Rige to the Oklahoma City Bombing for The American Experience. Also in the works is a far-reaching documentary about Alzheimers Disease for PBS’s Nova. Stephen is a visiting lecturer on cinematography at Boston University, Rhode Island School of Design, The Maine Media Workshops and MIT’s graduate program in science writing. He lives in Boston.