About

Gregory Whitmore is an archivist, independent filmmaker and photographer.

As an archivist he has worked as the Technical Director of the Williams Afghan Media Project (2001-2012), archivist for the Asia Society's Homeland Afghanistan project, and as an archival consultant to the Beverly Pepper Foundation.

As a filmmaker 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. In 2007, 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 has an Master's in Library and Information Science from the University of Washington's I-School.

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