Donna Cameron

Adjunct Instructor

Photo of Donna Cameron

Politics of Portraiture

B.F.A. School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Rhode Island School of Design (Film and Transmedia)
M.P.S. New York University (Tisch, Art and Technology)
M. A. New York University Tisch, Cinema Studies)

Donna Cameron has been teaching media production to students and teachers at NYU since 1994, and has served as a multi media collaborator and consultant to a diverse and international clientele that includes writers, musicians, educators, actors, dancers, foundations and commercial production houses. Presently she teaches her course about the art and purpose of the portrait, "Politics of Portraiture" in NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts’ Open Arts Curriculum. Her film, writing, class projects and other samples can be found on her kiosk at

Ms. Cameron has conducted original and department courses in the Department of Film and Television, the Department of Photography and Imaging and the Open Arts Curriculum at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University; 16mm film production workshops at the New School for Social Research and senior thesis production classes in the Computer Arts Division at the School of Visual Arts. Both graduate and undergraduate students have subscribed to her classes. Cameron received her BFA in Film and Transmedia from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Rhode Island School of Design, and her MPS in New Media from NYU’s Intertelecommunications Program (ITP) in the Tisch School of the Arts. She holds a Masters in Cinema Theory and History from the Department of Cinema Studies, TSOA, NYU.

Ms. Cameron has often been invited to lecture and write on special exhibits, art and film at museums and archives, including the The National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, The Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY and the Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago, Il.

Ms. Cameron is a three time MacDowell Fellowship winner and a Rockefeller Fellowship nominee, as well as the recipient of two Jerome Foundation Fellowships, two Jose de Creeft Memorial awards, two invitations to exhibit in the Biennale di Venezia, inclusion in the MoMA’s 20th century retrospective, "Making Choices", and representation in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s millennium show “…The History of Women in Avante-Garde Film in America”. Her experimental films and videos have been broadcast on the Sundance Channel and WNET and are part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, NY, where they are distributed by the MoMA Circulating Film Library. Her films, videos, photography, and art feature a unique Cinematic Paper Emulsion process for which she was issued a U.S. Patent in 2001.

Board, Officer, New York Film and Video Council

Senior Editor, Manhattan Arts International Magazine

Collected and Distributed Film Artist, The Museum of Modern Art, NY

MacDowell Foundation Fellow.

Jerome Foundation Fellow.

Elodie Osborne Fellow of Film and Video.

Rockefeller Fellowship Nominee.

CEO and Founder, papercam films.

Inventor, U.S. Patent for Cinematic Paper Emulsion.