Gilbert Taylorwill receive the 2006 American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) InternationalAchievement Award at the 20th Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards in LosAngeles on Feb 26.

During thecourse of a career spanning eight decades, Taylor's credits have included DrStrangelove, A Hard Day's Night, The Omen and Star Wars. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Societyof Cinematographers in 2001.

'Gil Taylor's artistry contributed to many memorablefilms that made an indelible impression on audiences,' Russ Alsobrook,chairman of the organisation's awards committee, said.

'Heexpanded the vocabulary of visual story-telling and inspired manycinematographers to explore new ideas.'