Mexico’s Flying Woman
Reproductive Rights in El Salvador
Día de Muertos
The Teenage Commandos
I’m David von Blohn, a documentary cinematographer based in Mexico City, currently working with AJ+ Español on their first documentary series which will be released in 2020.
My work focuses on women’s and LGBTI rights, indigenous peoples, environment and migration and has taken me to places including Mexico, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Chile, India, Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Germany.
My clients include Al Jazeera, National Geographic, MSNBC and the United Nations. I contributed photographic work to the documentary “Los Comandos,” which narrates the story of young volunteer rescuers in San Salvador. The documentary was shortlisted for the Oscars 2019.
I studied philosophy, politics and literature at Heidelberg University and Universidad de Chile and graduated with a thesis about otherness and understanding. I speak German, Spanish, English and Portuguese.