Yoni Brook

Yoni Brook
Film director, Photographer, Producer
Principal country concerned : Column : Music, Theater, Cinema/tv, Photo, Dance

Yoni Brook is a film director and photographer. His film, A SON'S SACRIFICE, has been recognized at film festivals around the world, including Best Documentary Short at the Tribeca Film Festival and Best Documentary Short at the International Documentary Association (IDA) Awards. The film was broadcast nationally in 2008 on PBS' Independent Lens series. He is currently co-directing two films with Musa Syeed for national ITVS/PBS broadcast: THE CALLING, about young religious leaders, and BRONX PRINCESS (for P.O.V. on PBS).

Brook has worked as a photojournalist at The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Seattle Times, and The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal. He is regularly assigned to cover stories of national significance, such as Hurricane Katrina for Fortune and advertising campaigns for Target. His web site is www.yonibrook.com.

Brook's photography has received the field's highest honors at the Pictures of the Year International and Best of Photojournalism competitions. He was named the national College Photographer of the Year by the Missouri School of Journalism and was the youngest ever to be selected for Photo District News' "30 Photographers to Watch". He speaks regularly about photojournalism and has instructed students at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

He is an alumnus of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and was selected to attend the CPB/PBS Producers Academy and the Berlinale Talent Campus.


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