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Cinematographer on the Rise Finds Connection in Urban Oasis

Being an eyewitness to history can change anyone’s life. The 9/11 attack on New York changed Quyen Tran’s.

On that sunny fall morning, Tran was a still photographer, living with her boyfriend in lower Manhattan, close to the Twin Towers. Some 18 years later she has a new home, Los Angeles; a new career, cinematography; and a family that began after she and her boyfriend married and moved West.

Her cinematography career is taking off. She shot HBO’s “Camping,” from creators Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner; the feature comedy, “The Little Hours,” with Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, John C. Reilly and Molly Shannon; and several episodes of Netflix’s “Unbelievable.” She made Variety’s 10 Cinematographers to Watch list. But the repercussions of that day linger still.

In the grassy expanse of the Silver Lake Meadow, the park she often comes to with her young children, she tells the story of that pivotal day.

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