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Department Chair, Associate Professor

Frances L. Wolfson Building Room 4012
5100 Brunson Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Phone: (305) 284-4167
Fax: (305) 284-3648
Email: etalavera@miami.edu


Biography


Ed Talavera is an award-winning director of photography and cinematographer of narrative and documentary feature films. Talavera's numerous film credits include work that has aired on HBO, Showtime, Cinemax and theaters worldwide. His theatrical film credits include SUE, PERFECT PREY and BRIDGET. Feature documentaries include “One Water,” a global motion picture project about potable water, created under the auspices of the University of Miami, “Waking Up Screaming” and “Embittered Glory.” 

Talavera's unique and evocative visual style has garnered international praise and awards.  He is currently working on a worldwide feature documentary on aging issues.  A graduate of New York University's Graduate Film program, Talavera also serves as Chair of the Department of Cinema and Interactive Media and director of the Canes Film Festival, an annual showcase of student films.