Nelson Cragg

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Nelson Cragg
Born(1978-04-07)April 7, 1978
Years active2002–present

Nelson Cragg is an American cinematographer.

He is known for his work on Showtime's Homeland and on the FX mini-series The People vs. O. J. Simpson, both of which earned him Emmy Award nominations.

Life and career[edit]

Cragg was born on April 4, 1978, in Fairfax, Virginia. He attended James Madison University, studying English Literature; then University of Southern California, graduating with a MFA in Film Production.[1] He began his career as a director of photography on Battleground: The Art of War, in 2002. He went on to serve in the capacity on such film and series as: Confession, Special, 30 Days of Night: Blodd Trails, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Canyon, FlashForward, Elementary, Tracers, Halt and Catch Fire, Breaking Bad, American Crime Story, American Horror Story, Feud, and Pose.

He made his directorial debut with the fifth episode of FX's American Horror Story: Roanoke.[2] He has since helmed the third episodes of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story and season 1 of Pose.


  1. ^ "Nelson Cragg". Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  2. ^ "(#605) "Chapter 5"" (Press release). The Futon Critic. Retrieved 18 September 2016.

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