David von Blohn

Photo: Manuela Morales Ortiz

David von Blohn

I’m a Documentary Cinematographer and Videojournalist based in Mexico City.

My work for clients including CNN, Al Jazeera and the United Nations has taken me to over 20 countries in the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.

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

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

Memberships & Certifications

Member Reporters Without Borders
Member Frontline Freelance Mexico
PADI Rescue and Enriched Air Diver
AIDA 2 Freediver
United Nations Advanced Security in the Field Training
Red Cross First Aid Training
Driving License
ATA Carnet


2x Sony A7sIII 4K 120fps 10-bit Cameras
Sony A7III 24 MP Stills Camera
Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 GM and 70-200mm f/2.8 GM Lenses
DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone
Rode NTG5 and 2x Sony XLR-K3M Shotgun Mics
2x Sony UWP Wireless Lavalier Mics
Sony EMC-77B Lavalier Mic
2x Litepanels Astra 6x Bi-Color and Aputure Al-F7 LED Lights
DJI Ronin S Gimbal
GoPro Hero9