Squires is an Oscar-nominated filmmaker and Emmy- winning
In 1976, newly graduated from Hampshire College, he joined
friends Ken Burns and Roger Sherman in creating Florentine
Films. The company's first effort and Ken Burns' first PBS
project, Brooklyn Bridge, received an Academy Award
nomination for best feature documentary. Four years later,
Burns' The Statue of Liberty, received the same honor
with Squires and Burns producing.
Today Buddy Squires is best known as the cinematographer of
dozens of acclaimed documentaries. Six of the projects he
photographed are Academy Award nominees, one is an Oscar winner
and 9 are Emmy Award winners. Squires has been nominated for
Emmys in four of the last five years. His cinematography is
featured in nearly all of Ken Burns' films including: JAZZ,
The Civil War, Mark
Twain, Baseball, Frank
Lloyd Wright, Lewis and Clark, Thomas
Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: Not For Ourselves Alone,
Huey Long, Thomas Hart Benton and The
Other projects include: New York, Crime &
Punishment, Scottsboro: An American Tragedy,
Ansel Adams, American High, The Amato
Opera, Richard Rodgers, Compassion In Exile,
The Donner Party, Kindergarten, Chimps:
So Like Us, Miss America, Heart Of A Child,
Merchants Of Cool, 27th & Prospect, Coney
Island, Ram Dass: Fierce Grace, One Survivor
Remembers, The Way West, Buckminster Fuller,
The Children's Storefront and Don't Say Goodbye.
In addition to his work as a cinematographer, Squires directed
and produced the Emmy nominated Listening To Children.
He is currently directing War Files and We Have
No Orders To Save You.