The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG) has announced Claire Folger as among six Still
Photographers that have been nominated to receive the award for “Excellence in Unit Still Photography for Motion Picture” for 2012. This award has only been offered since 2004 and is the only industry award that honors the work of Still Photographers.
The ICG Publicist Awards begun in 1964, honor excellence in publicity and promotion for the motion pictures and television programs and spotlight the work of union publicists. Recipients are selected in several different categories and are voted on by their peers in Local 600. No other event celebrates the importance of publicists’ contribution to the
IMAGINE contacted Claire who was on a shoot in Texas to congratulate her. “I got a message to call Steven Poster,” she said, “the president of the Cinematographers Guild, and he
congratulated me on my nomination. I thought he was talking about a nomination to be elected to our National Board, so we were both a little confused until I realized that he was talking about the Publicist’s Guild Award. I was completely shocked, it was something I
never expected, and then I became incredibly excited. I didn’t actually believe it until I saw it confirmed the next day online.”
Claire Folger is one of the most popular Still photographers we know. She has been shooting on independent movie sets in New England for over 15 years. Her work has appeared in IMAGINE and she has appeared on the cover of IMAGINE (see IMAGINE November 2005) When the Hollywood Studios were attracted by film tax credits she quickly became their go to Still Photographer in our region and since they have selected her for shoots everywhere. She shot the Stills for Ben Affleck’s THE TOWN in Boston and as a result also for Ben’s ARGO.
The 50th annual Publicists Awards is scheduled to take place on February 22nd at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Tickets are selling out quickly.
For more information and tickets visit www.cameraguild.com.