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Edward Lachman A.S.C. (born 31 March 1948) is an American cinematographer. Lachman is mostly associated with the American independent film movement, and has served as director of photography on films by Todd Haynes (including Far From Heaven, which earned Lachman an Academy Award nomination) and I'm Not There in 2007 and Steven Soderbergh such as Erin Brockovich (film). His other work include Desperately Seeking Susan in 1985 as well as Robert Altman's last picture A Prairie Home Companion (film) in 2006. Lachman has also worked on several non-American films, including two documentaries by Wim Wenders (one of which, Lightning Over Water, was shot in the United States) and La Soufrière by Werner Herzog. In 2002, Lachman co-directed the controversial Ken Park with Larry Clark. He is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers. Lachman was born in 1948 in Morristown, New Jersey; he received a BA from Harvard University in 1965 and studied in France at the University of Tours before pursuing a BFA in painting at Ohio University.