Brian Wertheim (b. 1989) is an American photographer and filmmaker born in Los Angeles, California, focusing on documentary and editorial work in the Middle East and the Muslim world. Wertheim remains committed to the use of photographic film, which adds a distinct and lasting quality to his images. Since 2014, he has been creating an ongoing body of work centered on Cairo’s Coptic rubbish recyclers. Outside of the Arab world, Wertheim also focuses on long-term projects in South Central and greater Los Angeles. He is a 2011 graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, holding a BM in Film Scoring. Wertheim lives in Northeast LA with his wife.
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