Director of Photography

Enthralled by both documentary and narrative film-making, cinematographer Vince Arvidson uses one medium to inform the other. The urgency and spontaneity of documentary enlivens dramatic storytelling while patiently crafted cinematic frames elevate documentary photography.


From the Canadian Arctic to Kurdish Iraq, from Chiapas, Mexico to Acholi, Uganda, Vince’s eye is drawn to patterns in the complex, to stories that illuminate the human condition. No matter the project, collaboration is central to his approach. Vince’s work has shown at festivals around the world and won numerous awards, including Audience Favourite and Best Cinematography. It has aired on Discovery Channel, Super Channel, Spike TV, MTV, TSN and CityTV.