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 and I regularly travel between Miami and Cuba.

Fun fact: I'm related to Shakira.

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

Upcoming Travel Cuba: March 30 - April 7

Selected Clients:

The New York Times, The Guardian, The San Francisco Chronicle, Buzzfeed, Financial Times, Southern California Public Radio, National Geographic Expeditions, LAist, CALmatters, Chicago Magazine, Malibu Magazine, STAT News, Remezcla, Japan Airlines, UNIQLO, SoHo Colombia, Reebok, Boys and Girls Clubs


An interview with Passion Passport
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Featured artist on Diversify.Photo

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