Holly Fischer is a New York City-based cinematographer and director. A storyteller at heart, she has created documentary, narrative and commercial work in the US and internationally.

As in-house Director of Photography for Refinery29 (2017 to 2020) she crafted the visual style of several ground-breaking editorial series — including the online phenomena ‘Hair Me Out’ and ‘Beauty with Mi’ — along with content for global brands such as Adidas, Chanel, Porsche and Target.

In 2021 she joined VICE Media Group as Director of Photography, working across a broad palette of globally renown content, including ‘Overlooked’, ‘I Was There’, ‘The Story Of’, ‘Street Food Icons’, ‘Munchies’, ‘Side Hustles’ and ‘Local Legends’.

Holly also DOP’s independent narratives and feature documentaries. ‘Black As U R’ (2022, directed by Micheal Rice) received the highly prestigious ‘Panavision Award: Outstanding Feature’ and was named ‘Most Outstanding Documentary Feature’ at the 4th Micheaux Film Festival. The 46th Frameline International Film Festival awarded ‘Black As U R’ its inaugural ‘Out in the Silence Award’, conferred on “outstanding film projects that highlight brave acts of visibility, especially in places where such acts are rare and unexpected.” 

In addition to her work as a cinematographer, Holly has a budding career as a director, having worked as field director for Refinery29, BBC4, The Gates Foundation and Instagram. In 2020 she directed her first branded content film for Ritz, ‘Our Table: Why I Am Proud to Celebrate My Disability’.

Holly was raised on O’ahu, Hawai'i and is a graduate of Hofstra University.

'2019 Photo District News: Studio + Equipment' Annual Magazine
               'Not Your Average Beauty Lighting: an interview with R29 Series Producer MiAnne Chan &
               Director of Photography Holly Fischer'
2019 Annual 'Photo District News: Studio + Equipment' Magazine
2019 Annual 'Photo District News: Studio + Equipment' Magazine
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