NEW YORK (October 24, 2019) — Eyebeam announces the recipients of their 2020 Residency, alongside the inaugural Storyteller-in-Residence Award, a new multi-year initiative launched in partnership with RLab to celebrate masters of visual storytelling and examine the role of emerging technologies through the lens of equity and access.

 

Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Bradford Young is the first recipient of the $25,000 Eyebeam and RLab Storyteller-in-Residence Award. Young is widely respected for his signature filming style, working with single sources of available light with masterful artistry and keen sensitivity to his subjects.

 

He has served as Director of Photography on celebrated films that include ArrivalSelmaA Most Violent Year, and Solo, among others. With Eyebeam and RLab he will lead critical thinking, education, and the production of new work exploring the role of emerging technologies like virtual reality and augmented reality in storytelling.

 

As the nation’s first city-funded hub for VR, AR and related technologies, RLab seeks to advance a deeper understanding of the ethical and social implications of these technologies and their potential for widespread adoption.