Ghislain Cloquet was a Belgian-born French cinematographer. Cloquet was born in Antwerp, Belgium in 1924. He went to Paris to study and became a French citizen in 1940.
Cloquet is known for his work with Robert Bresson, though he also collaborated with Claude Sautet, Jacques Demy, AndrÃ© Delvaux, and Marguerite Duras. He shot Jacques Becker's last film, Le Trou, and then worked several times with Becker's son Jean, who was also Cloquet's brother-in-law. He also worked with several non-French directors, most notably Woody Allen, Roman Polanski, and Arthur Penn.
He won an Oscar in 1981 for Polanski's Tess, which he completed after the death of Geoffrey Unsworth.
Cloquet married into the Becker filmmaking family, when he wed Jacques Becker's daughter Sophie, then a script girl.