David von Blohn in Dhaka, Bangladesh

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

David von Blohn

I’m a visual storyteller based in Mexico City, currently working as a freelance videojournalist for CNN International and as 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 be released 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.

Memberships & Certifications

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

Gear

Cameras Sony A7sIII and Sony A7III
Lenses Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master and 70-200mm f/2.8 G Master
Drone DJI Mavic 2 Pro
Shotgun Mic 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