Alik Sakharov (born May 17, 1959) is a Soviet-born American Emmy winning director of photography and television director. Born in Tashkent (in present-day Uzbekistan), he moved to the United States in 1981, becoming an American citizen in 1988.

After directing some short films, documentaries and music videos in the 1980s and 1990s, he started working closely with HBO, serving as a director of photography on The Sopranos, Rome (for which he won an Emmy Award) and Sex and the City. He also directed one episode of Rome, as well as some episodes of Brotherhood, Easy Money and Rubicon.

On Game of Thrones Sakharov debuted in the first season, working as a director of photography on four episodes. For the second season, he became a full director, a position he retains in both the third and fourth seasons.[1]

Series credits

Director of Photography

Season One credits
Winter Is Coming The Kingsroad Lord Snow Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things The Wolf and the Lion
A Golden Crown You Win or You Die The Pointy End Baelor Fire and Blood


Season Two credits
The North Remembers The Night Lands What Is Dead May Never Die Garden of Bones The Ghost of Harrenhal
The Old Gods and the New A Man Without Honor The Prince of Winterfell Blackwater Valar Morghulis
Season Three credits
Valar Dohaeris Dark Wings, Dark Words Walk of Punishment And Now His Watch Is Ended Kissed by Fire
The Climb The Bear and the Maiden Fair Second Sons The Rains of Castamere Mhysa
Season Four credits
Two Swords The Lion and the Rose Breaker of Chains Oathkeeper First of His Name
The Laws of Gods and Men Mockingbird The Mountain and the Viper The Watchers on the Wall The Children

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