About

Gregory Whitmore is an independent filmmaker, photographer and archivist.

In the spring of 2001, Whitmore traveled to Peshawar, Pakistan to preserve a vast and endangered video and photographic archive made during the 1980s by Afghan journalists from the Afghan Media Resource Center. Later, he served as Technical Director of the Williams Afghan Media Project, facilitating the digitization of the archive. This project is now housed at the U.S. Library of Congress and at the Afghanistan Centre at Kabul University.

His feature documentary, Kabul Transit debuted at the Full Frame Documentary Festival in 2006 and traveled to film festivals in the US, Canada, Europe and the Middle East. Kabul Transit was called "One of the most important films on the Middle East in recent years," by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University.

His short films include a look into the pneumatic garbage disposal system in use on NYC's Roosevelt Island, a short about Jerry Gretzinger's 2600+ square foot map/painting, profiles of contemporary American photographers and an instructional film about the construction of a double reed wind instrument called a murali played by the Merasi of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.

Whitmore is currently in post-production on a feature length biographical film about the indefatigable nonagenarian sculptor Beverly Pepper.

He can be reached at greg{at}bombus{dot}org or via LinkedIn.