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'm related to Shakira. Yeah, THAT Shakira.

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, Reebok, Boys and Girls Clubs, Apartment Therapy, Samuel Adams


An interview with Passion Passport
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