Ed Talavera is an award-winning cinematographer of narrative, documentary, and immersive films. Talavera’s numerous film credits include work aired on HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, ESPN, PBS and theaters worldwide. His theatrical film credits include SUE, PERFECT PREY, and BRIDGET. Feature documentaries include ONE WATER, FINDING GASTON, and SINGULAR. His latest films Are You Down? and JEN CLAY: THE TEXTURE OF ANXIETY, have recently won Suncoast Regional Emmy Awards. His latest immersive 360 film, 5 STAGES OF DROWNING, has screened and won awards in festivals worldwide. Talavera’s unique and evocative visual style has garnered international praise. A graduate of New York University’s Graduate Film program, Professor Talavera serves as the coordinator of the M.F.A program in the Department of Cinematic Arts at the University of Miami and faculty director of the Canes Film Festival.