Yoni Brook is an Independent Spirit Award-nominated cinematographer. His credits include Valley of Saints (2012), a feature shot under military curfew in Kashmir. Premiering at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, the film won the Audience Award and Alfred P. Sloan Award. As a documentary filmmaker, his films have premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival, True/False Film Festival, and International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA).
Brook started as a photojournalist at The New York Times and The Washington Post, where he received the field’s highest honors at the Pictures of the Year International and Best of Photojournalism competitions. He was the youngest ever to be selected for Photo District News’ “30 Photographers to Watch”.
Brook is an alumnus of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts Film & Television Department. He was selected to attend the Berlinale Talent Campus and WGBH/PBS Producers Academy. He has mentored high school students at Reel Works Teen Filmmaking in Brooklyn and served as a consulting producer for Cinereach’s Reach Film Fellowship.