Meet SEJ member James Whitlow Delano! James is a Japan-based documentary storyteller. His work has been published and exhibited throughout the world, which led to four award-winning monograph photo books, including, "Empire: Impressions from China" and "Black Tsunami: Japan 2011." Projects have been cited with the Alfred Eisenstadt Award (from Columbia University and Life Magazine), Leica's Oskar Barnack, Picture of the Year International, NPPA Best of Photojournalism, PDN and others for work from China, Japan, Afghanistan and Burma (Myanmar), etc. In 2015, James founded the EverydayClimateChange (ECC) Instagram feed, where photographers from six continents document global climate change on seven continents. ECC documents how climate change is not happening "over there" but it is also happening right here and right now. James is a grantee of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
When asked if James recommends SEJ membership, he said, "Yes. It is a great up-to-date, ever-changing database highlighting issues and the work others are doing reporting on environmental issues." Apply to become an SEJ member.
Check out some of James' work:
- "This Photographer Accompanied Researchers Examining Climate Change in Antarctica/," The Washington Post, July 6, 2022.
- "'There’s No Town Left': Fukushima's Eerie Landscapes," The New York Times, March 10, 2021.
- "The Eroding Life for the Batek Kuala Koh, Malaysia's Last Hunter-Gatherers," The Washington Post, November 29, 2019.
- "Mining for Gold in the World's Highest Permanent Human Settlement," The Washington Post, June 21, 2019.
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