Alex Witkowicz

Alex Witkowicz 

Documentary Cinematographer & DP || 774-364-0010 || Denver, Colorado

Alex is a Director of Photography that is regularly hired to film documentary shorts, investigative documentaries, and documentary features. He has been in the industry for 17 years, having started out as a newspaper photojournalist.

In 2022 he was nominated for a national News & Documentary Emmy for his work with Vice News Tonight.

In 2023, he completed work on a multi-year feature documenting indigenous youth on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, a project he was brought on to DP. Also in 2023, he completed Firefighter Academy in Colorado, where he is now a volunteer firefighter.

In early 2024, he served as a judge for the NPPA's Best of Photojournalism contest.

An accomplished outdoorsman, Alex has skied first descents in Svalbard, scuba dived fjords in Iceland, mountain biked Western China, and climbed 35 of Colorado's 14,000' peaks.

He has worked extensively throughout the US, as well as Bolivia, Panama, Mexico, Guatemala, Chile, Norway, and Canada, and traveled to more than 40 countries.  He lives in Colorado with his wife and daughter.

Documentary Reel

Highlight reel focused on my documentary work

Recent Work

Vice News Presents: Mass Shooting America

2024 · 59 min

An unflinching look at the true scope and scale of gun violence in America, as told by those who've experienced it first-hand.

Directed by Amanda Pisetzner & Ian Bell

Role: Co-Director of Photography

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Man vs. Ram: Inside an Elite Ski Town's War Over Housing

Vice News Tonight

CNN Heroes

Mike Ball and his trauma-informed songwriting program, Lost Voices, are helping kids in juvenile detention centers and residential treatment facilities express themselves through music.

Wildfires Are Coming to the Suburbs

Vice News Tonight

Sons of Mezcal

 Documentary Feature
Oaxaca, Mexico

"Mezcal is more than an intoxicating spirit. It is the sacred link that binds modern-day mezcaleros to their ancestors.  Sons of Mezcal transports you into this living history, as it follows four families passing their traditions on to the next generation."    

Troubled Teen Industry

Utah's 'troubled teen' industry has claimed its treatment programs help kids, but some former students say they suffered abuse.

Role: Developed, pitched, co-produced and filmed for Vice News alongside journalist Will Brendza.

Al Jazeera: Journey to Justice 

A motorbike traveler confronts the justice system in Bolivia.

1000 Rocky Mountain Miles

Two riders attempt to cross the Rocky Mountains on electric motorcycles using only charging stations available to the general public.

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