David von Blohn in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Working in the streets of Old Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photo: Maho Irigoyen

David von Blohn

I’m a cinematographer based in Mexico City, currently working as a freelance videojournalist for CNN International and a contract video producer for the United Nations.

My work for clients including CNN International, the United Nations, National Geographic and Al Jazeera has taken me to over 15 countries across Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe.

I was the cinematographer for AJ+ Español’s first documentary series, filmed in 6 countries across Latin America, which will release in 2021.

I contributed photographic work to the documentary Los Comandos, which was shortlisted for the Oscars 2019. My still photographs have been published by TIME Magazine, The Guardian and El País.

I studied philosophy, politics and literature and speak German, Spanish, English and Portuguese.

I’ve completed the Advanced Security In The Field course with the United Nations Department of Safety and Security and am a member of Frontline Freelance México.


Cameras Sony A7sIII and Sony A7III
Drone DJI Mavic 2 Pro
Lenses Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master and 70-200mm f/2.8 G Master
Gimbal DJI Ronin S
Shotgun Mic Sony XLR-K3M
Wireless Lavalier Mic Sennheiser AVX
2x Litepanels Astra 6x Lights and Aputure Al-F7