Maryse Alberti is a cinematographer and works mainly in the United States of America. She works on documentaries, and for her work on Todd Haynes Velvet Goldmine Maryse, she became the first women cinematographer to get featured on the American Cinematographer cover page. Alberti was born on 10 March 1954 in Langon, France but in her teens, she traveled to New York City to attend the concert of
. She only recovered that he was already dead and instead of going she stayed and found a job in the country and settled in New York City.
Albert did not receive any education regarding cinematography but started as a photographer and after that joined the filmmaker of the film Vortex in 1982, as an assistant cinematographer and later trained professionally by cinematographer Steven Fierberg. She started her career as full-time cinematographer with the Apparatus Film Company, as it was a short film-oriented company, Maryse gradually developed her interest in making documentary and loved the Aatonn 16 mm camera. Stephanie Black’s H-2 Worker in 1990 was the first documentary that Maryse made.
It earned great acclamations, and she won the Sundance Film Festival in the cinematography section. After that, she got hired for documentary film Poison in 1991 by Todd Haynes. Maryse did Velvet Goldmine; it was her first big-budget movie of about $8 million worth. Alberti has won several Sundance Film Festival Awards and many others for documentaries. She won the Sundance Film Festival in 1995, 1990, and in 1999 for Excellence in Cinematography Award Documentary for H-2 Worker in 1990, Crumb in 1994, and Velvet Goldmine in 1998. She won Independent Spirit Award Best Category for We Don’t Live Here Anymore in 2004 and The Wrestler in 2008. Maryse has even won the most prestigious award in 2006, the Women in Film Crystal and Lucy Awards Kodak Vision Award.