Cinematographer, Film cinematographer
1897 – 1980
Who was Boris Kaufman?
Boris Abelevich Kaufman, A.S.C. was a cinematographer.
After the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, Poland regained its independence, and Boris moved there with his parents. Mikhail and Denis stayed in the Soviet Union and became notable Soviet filmmakers producing avant-garde and agitprop films. The three brothers later stayed in touch mainly by way of letters; Vertov visited Boris Kaufman in Paris twice, in 1929 and 1931.
During World War II, he served in the French Army against the Nazis and when France lost he managed to escape to Canada. After working briefly with John Grierson, for the National Film Board of Canada, Kaufman moved to the United States in 1942.
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- Aug 24, 1897
- Also known as
- Борис Абелевич Кауфман
- Boris Abelevich Kaufman
- Boris Abelevich Kaufman, A.S.C.
- Jewish people
- United States of America
- University of Paris
- Lived in
- Jun 24, 1980
New York City
on July 23, 2013
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