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 contract video producer for the United Nations and a freelance videojournalist for CNN International.

My work for clients including CNN International, the United Nations, National Geographic, Al Jazeera and MSNBC 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.


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