Camera Woman

CB Smith-Dahl has been working with cameras (still, motion, film, video, and digital) for over 25 years. She first fell in love with photography at the age of 15. In the past few years, her photographs have been featured in the Oakland Tribune, The Montclairian, Deaf People Magazine,, the International Museum of Women, Yahoo News,, and numerous annual reports and websites.

She began her career in media working as a camera assistant on music videos in Atlanta. After moving to Hollywood, she worked as a grip and electrician for 2 years. She is a graduate of the Panavision Internship program, Film Independent’s Project: Involve program, and was an Artist in Residence at the LA Skid Row Housing Trust. She was one of a team of camera operators on 900 Women and Angola Prison Rodeo, which was nominated for an Academy Award.

In 2015, she served as Director of Photography for the documentary “All Girls Matter”, directed by Gloria Moran, which was broadcast nationally on PBS. To view the full documentary, visit this Local USA site.

Ms. Smith-Dahl continues to lens many of the video projects which she directs. She is also shooting for the documentaries You, Me, and the Fruit Trees, Directed by Tracey Quezada and Turn it Around, Directed by Dawn Valadez.