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Garland McLaurin

Garland McLaurin


Garland McLaurin is a Peabody-Award winning filmmaker and cinematographer. He served as cinematographer on the narrative short film Ungubani (Who Are You?) for the award-winning director and author Booker T. Mattison. He recently, co-directed a three-hour PBS nationally broadcast series Family Pictures USA. Before that he produced and shot, POPS a 12-episode web-series exploring fatherhood for African American men funded by ITVS Digital and National Black Programming Consortium.    

He co-directed/produced and shot the Peabody winning documentary series, “180 Days A Year Inside An American High School and Hartsville” that aired on PBS. He served as co-cinematographer on Wes Moore’s Coming Back documentary series, highlighting veterans, and for award-winning documentary filmmaker Yoruba Richen's The New Black, which explores the fight for marriage equality in the African American community. His other professional credits include field producing on CNN’s Black in America 4, producer/shooter for WAMU 88.5 American University, BET’s special “Homecoming: The Killing of DJ Henry”. Additional past digital media work includes work for Black Public Media, Time.com, NY Times video division and video editing at the National Geographic digital news division.         

He holds a BA in Radio-TV-Film from Howard University and an MFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts graduate film school. Garland currently teaches at the University of Georgia.