Adam Golfer Director & Cinematographer

Adam Golfer is an artist and filmmaker based in Queens, New York. He studied photography at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, and got his start photographing portraits and reportage stories for The New York Times, M Le Magazine du Monde, FT Weekend, Harper’s, and The New Yorker, among others. He has directed a number of experimental documentary films, including Router, about a Nazi World War II reenactor from Boston and a Jewish performance artist from Manhattan. Recent exhibitions of his photographic work have been shown at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago (MoCP); NurtureArt; 205 Hudson Gallery at Hunter College, Brooklyn; the Goethe Institut; and the 92nd Street Y. He continues to work at the intersection of art, documentary and experimental film, working for hire as a director and cinematographer, shooting documentaries and working on commission for clients such as Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, and VOGUE, among others. He is a proud member of the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective since 2016. He is presently at work on a film essay in the Rio Grande Valley, which focuses on the histories of the small towns along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Select Art21 films
Salman Toor’s Emerald Green
Meriem Bennani’s Exploded Visions
Elle Pérez Works Between the Frame