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.

Clients include:
The New York Times
National Geographic Expeditions
Chicago Magazine
Malibu 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). I'll be in Cuba June 24-July 11th, and Tokyo July 23-August 1st. For inquiries or just to say hey: james@jamesbernal.com

You can also find me on Spotify and instagram