Tatiana Stolpovskaya (she/her) is a New York based cinematographer and experimental filmmaker. She explores different types of media, combining analog filmmaking with digital media production.
Born and raised in Moscow, Tatiana studied Cultural Studies at Russian State University for the Humanities and Cinematography at the Moscow Independent School of Film and TV. Tatiana received an Award for Outstanding Achievement in Integrated Media Arts and MFA degree from Hunter College (CUNY).
Films she shot as DP have been screened worldwide including 53 Pesaro Film Festival in Italy; KINOTAVR and ArtDocFest in Russia; Ishinomaki International Film Festival, Japan; and Women Media Arts and Film Festival, Australia (winner Best Media Arts in 2017 for NYC FLOW).
Tatiana is a strong believer in a synthesis between documentary and narrative filmmaking. This hybrid approach helps her develop a unique cinematic look for any project. Her personal work explores themes related to immigration and LGBTQ+ rights.
2016-2020: Integrated Media Arts, MFA, Hunter College, NYC
2015: ICP School NY, Lighting Techniques course with Robert Meyer.
2009-2013: Russian State University of Humanities, BA, Cultural Studies, Moscow, Russia
2007-2008: Independent School of Film and TV (class of M.Razbezhkina, V.Fenchenko), Moscow, Russia
Director of Photography, When Last Seen, Dir. Donna Di Novelli, fiction short, post-production.
Camera Operator, Get Your 10s, A feature documentary by Rashaad Newsome, Johnny Symons, post-production.
Director of Photography, The Karamazovs, Dir. Anna Brenner, narrative feature, 2023.
Director of Photography, Yiddish Mean Girls, Dir. Dylan Seders Hoffman, Chava Productions, 2022
Director of Photography, Not Just Me by Julia Wilkins, music video, 2021
Director of Photography, I Digress: The Intimate Insights of a Childhood Weirdo by Sauda Jackson, Dir. April Sweeney, 2021.
Director of Photography, My Chronic Life Shifting Gears documentary, Remedy Health Media, 2021.
Director, Article 6.21, animated short, 2021
Director of Photography, Grab My Hand, Jeanne Rogers, music video, 2020
Director of Photography, The Revolution Of Plastic, Dir. M. G. Brun-Franzetti, narrative short, 2019
Director of Photography, Changemaker,Dir. Evgenia Kovda, narrative short, 2019
Camera Assistant, “From Slavery to Freedom”, Doc., Dir. A. Kogan, Channel 9 - Israel, 2019
Director of Photography, Ondine, Dir.Mary Hanlon, 2019
Director,“Permanent Residencywith conditions”. Super 8mm, 2019
Camera Operator, Anita. Director Lanna Leite, short, 16mm, 2017
Camera Operator, BITCHES, Hopefuls, Dir. Marine G. Brun-Franzetti, short, 2017, 2018
Camera Operator, Prelude to Debussy. Dir. Ophra Yerushalmi, Doc. USA/FRANCE, 2016
Director of Photography, NYC FLOW, Dir. Danil Krivoruchko, 2015
Director of Photography, Year Of Literature, Dir. Olga Stolpovskaya, Doc., Russia, 2015
1st AC, PA. Melbourne Black, pilot, Dir. Siena Stone, GHOST PICTURES, Australia, 2014
THEATER / LIVE PERFORMANCE
Director of Photography, Associate Projection Designer, We Are Pussy Riot Or Everything Is P.R. by Barbara Hammond,
Dir. April Sweeney. Dana Arts Center, Brehmer Theater, 2023
Associate Projection Designer, SANCTUARY CITY, by Martyna Majok, Dir. Adrian Giurgea, Brehmer Theater, 2022
Videographer, LIZARDLY, mixed-reality performance. Dir. Kat Mustatea, Heidi Boisvert, LIVE ARTS 2021
Director of Photography, For Molly, Dir. Camille Hayes, Columbia Theater Department, 2021
Director of Video Production, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Live stream from LA Music Center, 2021
Live Feed Videographer, "The Karamazovs", Dir. Anna Brenner, 2020
Video Design / Live Stream Producer, "The Dybbuk", Dir. Jesse Freedman, New Yiddish Rep, 2020
TEACHING / FELLOWSHIPS
VILCEK Foundation, 2022
Tech Fellow at Hunter College, Film & Media, 2019 - 2021
Adjunct Professor at Hunter College, Film & Media, 2018 - 2020
Videographer, Editor, DSNY, NYC.gov, 2019
Motion Graphic Designer, Global Action Project, Collaborative Residency, 2018
Videographer at Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute, NYC, 2017
NYC Women's Fund recipient:
2023 When Last Seen, Dir. Donna Di Novelli, DP Tatiana Stolpovskaya
2022 I Digress by Sauda Jackson, Dir. April Sweeney, DP Tatiana Stolpovskaya
NYFA’s Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program, 2022
Award for Outstanding Achievement in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College (CUNY), 2021
Best Media Arts at Women Media Arts and Film Festival, Australia, 2017
NYC Indie Theater Festival, USA, 2023
Florence Queer Festival, Italy, 2022
Tel Aviv International Lgbt Film Festival, Israel, 2021
Some Prefer Cake Lesbian Film Festival, Italy, 2021
Integrated Channels, Made in NY by IFP, USA, 2019
Seattle TRANSMEDIA & Independent FILM Festival, USA, 2017
53 Pesaro Film Festival, Italy, 2017
Con-temporary Art Observatorium, Venice, Italy, 2017
Electric Short Film & Music Festival (ESFMF), France, 2017
Women Media Arts and Film Festival, Australia, 2017 (winner BEST MEDIA ARTS)
Ishinomaki International Film Festival, Japan, 2017
International Film Festival of Documentary film, tourism and ecology, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2017
ArtDocFest, Russia, 2016
KINOTAVR, Russia, 2016
International Kansk Video Festival, Russia, 2016