I'm a Colombian-American photographer and multimedia/video journalist currently based out of Los Angeles. The son of undocumented immigrants, I'm very much interested in telling stories about youth, migration, and ideas about home. On a lighter note, my idea of a good time typically involves meeting new people, cheap wine, and fireworks. I also dig riding in the back of pickup trucks, street dogs, and border crossings. In the summertime, I teach photography workshops abroad with National Geographic.

Clients include:
The New York Times
National Geographic Expeditions
Chicago Magazine
Japan Airlines
Chicago Reporter
Princess Cruise Lines
SoHo Colombia
Boys and Girls Clubs
Apartment Therapy
Heartland Alliance
Samuel Adams
New York Observer
Unbranded Designs

An interview with Passion Passport
Featured on Gizmodo

I'm available for assignments in Southern California and beyond (especially beyond). For inquiries or just to say hello: james@jamesbernal.com

You can also find me on Spotify and instagram