Abraham Joffe: One of National Geographics Well-Known Cinematographer
Documentation processes have grown much more crucial in the past years and that is likely because of emerging technologies when it comes to cinematography and photography. Of course, partly the cause of the sector’s growth is attributed to professionals like Abraham Joffe who continue to enhance their skill sets through constant projects.
Joffe is one of the celebrated experts in the field of photography and cinematography. His prowess in narratives and imagery have led him to where he is today.
Where it all started
Joffe was born in Australia in 1982. Even when he was still a kid, he already showed passion in photography. Years after, he started to make a name for himself in the industry. In 2001, he first worked on “The Wildlife Man Featuring David Ireland” as a cinematographer. Little did he know that this documentary will soon become as one of the well-known documentaries ever made.
Advancing to success
After a successful career in cinematography, he then helmed “Submerged,” another documentary film that he too wrote. Soon after, Abraham Joffe worked on several series of documentaries such as “Tales by Light.” The said documentary contains a number of episodes and “Tribes,” “Himalaya,” “Panorama,” “Wild,” and “Adrenaline” are the episodes that he handled. Such documentaries were perfectly done that it received recognition all around the world sometime later. It became widely known that in 2016, the streaming giant, Netflix, selected his documentaries to be internationally distributed.
In spite of the recognition that he has gained through his documentaries, his love for his work didn’t just stop there. A year after, he continued his remarkable work and produced the 2017 documentary, “Ghosts of the Arctic.” He continued producing several series of “Tales by Light” as well. Like his previous projects, he also worked hands-on in the said National Geographic documentary. He directed and wrote the latter series of “Tales by Light” titled, “Misunderstood Predators: Parts 1 and 2,” “Life and Death: Parts 1 and 2,” and “Sacred Nature: Parts 1 and 2.”
Abraham Joffe’s talent and brilliant works were paid off when it opened the eyes of many people and got recognized by critics. Later on, in 2017, he scored awards for his works. His “Tales by Light (2015)” gained an award of excellence in last year’s Impact Docs Awards and, at the same time, was also hailed as the best international documentary in Chagrin Documentary Film Festival. His episodes from “Tales by Light,” titled “Life and Death,” on the other hand, received a nomination for Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards.
This year, it seems as though we will all get to see another brilliant work of his as he plans to work on the third season of “Tales by Light.”