Indeed, the film he industry does have a historical
record of Latinos in the camera crafts. Mexican cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa, who studied with Gregg Toland, ASC, was the first Latin-born cinematographer to be nominated for an Oscar (in 1964 for Night of the Iguana). More recent names include Uruguayan shooter César Charlone (in 2003 for City of God), Mexico native Rodrigo Prieto (in 2005 for Brokeback Mountain) and Chilean-born Claudio Miranda, ASC (nominated in 2008 for
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and a winner in 2012 for
Life of Pi).
Source: Muy Fuerte!—ICG Magazine