Tokyo Photo Workshop:
Meet Our Experts
Documentary storyteller, James Whitlow Delano has made Tokyo his home for over two decades while pursuing his passion for the environment, human rights and indigenous cultures. Since 2011, he has documented the aftermath of the Great East Japan earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster, resulting in his fourth book, “Black Tsunami: Japan 2011.” His photography series documenting the 1.5 million sacks of radioactive soil in Fukushima Prefecture on the fifth anniversary of the disaster, was featured by National Geographic. Recently, his work for National Geographic has shifted to the US/Mexico border where he has been documenting the border wall and fence in panoramas, as well as families whose houses rest up against the border wall in Tijuana, Mexico. In 2015, James founded the @EverydayClimateChange Instagram feed, where photographers document global climate change on all seven continents. The project has been exhibited around the world. James is a grantee at the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, and his award-winning work has been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times Magazine, Time, the New Yorker, and Foreign Policy. James will join the Tokyo photo workshop.