Chris Benker. Cinematographer.
www.chrisbenker.com

After being selected to participate in the New York State Summer School for the Arts as a teenager, Chris decided to pursue a career in film.

He studied at SUNY Buffalo under Paul Sharits and Brian Henderson where he earned a BA in Media Studies.

He relocated to New York City and sharpened his craft working as a cinematographer on a vast array of indie films.

His feature work includes the award-winning MY LIFE AS ABRAHAM LINCOLN, MONKEYS AND ROBOTS, SATAN’S WHIP and THE YAKUZA & THE MERMAID.

Review Quotes:

“…Chris Benker adds elegant layers.”
– The New York Times

“Cinematographer Chris Benker deserves extra credit.”
– Film Journal International

“Lenser Chris Benker impressively controls light, color and composition.”
– Variety

“…the true star of the film (Yakuza & the Mermaid) is Benker’s cinematography.”
– Film Journal International