David von Blohn

Photo: Manuela Morales Ortiz

David von Blohn

I’m a Documentary Cinematographer, Visual Journalist and Producer based in Mexico City.

My work for clients including CNN, the United Nations, National Geographic, MSNBC and Al Jazeera has taken me to more than 15 countries across the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.

I was the cinematographer for AJ+ Español’s first documentary series, filmed in 6 countries across Latin America, which will be released in 2021. My still photographs have been published by TIME Magazine, The Guardian, CNN and El País.

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

Memberships & Certifications

Member Reporters Without Borders
Member Frontline Freelance Mexico
PADI Rescue and Enriched Air Diver
United Nations Advanced Security in the Field Training
Red Cross First Aid Training
Driving License


Cameras Sony A7sIII and Sony A7III
Lenses Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 GM and 70-200mm f/2.8 GM
Drone DJI Mavic 2 Pro
Shotgun Mics Rode NTG5 and Sony XLR-K3M
2x Wireless Lavalier Mics Sony UWP
2x Litepanels Astra 6x Bi-Color and Aputure Al-F7 LED Lights
Gimbal DJI Ronin S
GoPro Hero9