I'm a Colombian-American photographer and 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. In the summertime, I teach photography workshops abroad with National Geographic. Fun fact: I once shared gummy worms and drank wine with A$AP Rocky on a Jet Blue flight to Chicago. 

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

Selected Clients:

The New York Times, The Guardian, Southern California Public Radio, National Geographic Expeditions, Buzzfeed, Chicago Magazine, Malibu Magazine, STAT News, Remezcla, Japan Airlines, Chicago Reporter, Princess Cruise Lines, UNIQLO, SoHo Colombia, Boys and Girls Clubs, Apartment Therapy, Heartland Alliance, Samuel Adams, New York Observer, Unbranded Designs


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