James Whitlow Delano is a documentary storyteller, collector of visual evidence and a communicator who has lived in Asia for over two decades. His visual style explores humanity’s interaction with the environment and how it, in turn, affects human culture. In 2015, Delano founded EverydayClimateChange Instagram feed, allowing photographers from six continents to share documentary photographs on global climate change from seven continents. Fascination with Japan drew Delano to Asia while the rise of China and long walks in the rainforests of Southeast Asia cemented his fascination with the region. At the end of the day, Delano says, “I just want to leave the world a better place for those who follow”.
His work has been awarded internationally: 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. His work has been exhibited on five continents, published in four monograph photo books and he is invited regularly to give presentations or talk at schools to pass on information about climate change, the environment and the power of social media and photography, to communicate. He is a grantee of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Delano speaks English, Spanish, Italian and Japanese.