I'm a Colombian-American photographer currently based out of Los Angeles. The son of undocumented immigrants, I'm very much interested in telling stories about youth, migration, and nostalgia. In the summers, I teach photography workshops with National Geographic.

I'm available for assignments in Southern California and beyond (especially beyond). Hablo Español and English, y a veces both at the same time.

For inquiries or just to say hey/hola - james@jamesbernal.com

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, Reebok, Boys and Girls Clubs

Upcoming Travel

Kauai - Aug 22-28

Caribbean Colombia - September 12-18

Cuba - October 20-28

Cuba - November 22-29

Find me on Diversify.Photo

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