Margaret is a Brooklyn, New York based cinematographer.
She has worked in the film industry for over fourteen years.
Following her studies in anthropology and film at Bryn Mawr College, Margaret began her career as post-production coordinator and researcher on Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg. Following her work in production, she went into the camera department, working with award-winning Gage & Gage Productions and Firelight Media on a number of documentary films for PBS.
Starting in 2010, Margaret worked as director of photography, producer, and editor for Parent Earth, a non-profit company that produced over 100 videos for families about healthy eating, presenting at the Kellogg Foundation conference and educating students and parents with advertising partnerships.
She has continued to work as director of photography and camera operator on documentary and creative content for MTV News, the Whitney Museum, the Irish Arts Center, SyFy, Snapple, Red Nose Day, Room 5 Films, the International Peace Institute, Refinery 29, and Emmy award winning Media Factory team, among others. In addition to her work in documentaries she has years of experience working on narrative films, commercials, television and web content as a camera assistant and operator on such films as
Major Arcana, Diving Normal, Astraea, The Wannabe & The Mend.
In 2017, she was a grant recipient of the Russo Brothers Film Forum and was honored for her short documentary, Saints of Little Italy. That same year she was the cinematographer of the independent narrative feature film, The Gift.
She has enjoyed working as cinematographer on a number of episodic comedy series, such as The Third Act, Cady Did, and Everything's Coming up Ro'ses with women producers and directors at the helm.
Her recent work from 2019-2021 as the in-house Director of Photography for MTV News meant she was often a one person crew with lighting, cameras and sound in multiple studio setups and on location while also taking the lead planning larger shoots and consulting remotely, associate producing and performing color correction during the pandemic.
Margaret has traveled internationally, filming in England, Ireland, Kenya, India, and Italy for various projects as well as across the USA. As on her latest feature film, Greetings From Arizona, a pandemic-made road trip production filming from New York to Tucson, AZ as producer, co-director, lead, and cinematographer. Her passion for film is inspired from a young age exploring the creative arts and traveling the world.