Taylor is an Emmy Award winner and the recipient of the MUSE Award for “Outstanding Vision and Achievement in Cinematography” from New York Women in Film and Television. She began in the film business in San Francisco, producing and directing documentaries with her first company, Taylor/Franklin Films. Her first TV network assignment was as co-director and cinematographer for ABC, making a documentary on the first American women’s climbing expedition Annapurna I in the Himalayas. In the Southwest she directed and produced the NHK/Turner film Vanished!, on the writer and artist (and Lange friend) Everett Reuss. In 2007, Taylor directed Monastery, a four-part series for The Learning Channel. Taylor was recently featured in the NEH video initiative Picturing America about her grandmother’s photograph Migrant Mother. Currently, she is directing Territories of the Fresh and Wild: The Life of a Roshi.