Néstor Almendros
Date of Birth
Oct 30, 1930
Birth Place:
Barcelona, Spain


While growing up in Barcelona, cinematographer Nestor Almendros and his friends spent their spare time making amateur movies. Almendros curbed his cinematic impulses long enough to major in philosophy and literature at Havana University, but he was back behind the camera in the film department of CCNY and at Rome's Centro Sperimente di Cinematografia. After briefly teaching Spanish at Vassar,...