James Alexander

Photographer, filmmaker, environmentalist

James fell in love with photography and film whilst studying in New York, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Film. He has recently opened a photographic studio just outside London.

His 'Horn of Africa' image won the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s #BackClimateAction image competition (2015), which was then used to help convey the impacts of global climate change.

James’s photography and film work have taken him across the globe. His 'Somewhere Out There' project – a collaboration with a number of other filmmakers and photographers – aims to tackle the migrant crisis in Europe by putting an impartial spotlight on the people that are risking their lives in the hope of finding a new beginning. You can follow the project on social media using #SomewhereOutThere and #Swotdoc.

Raising awareness of social and environmental issues is something James is passionate about, giving a voice to those who are unable to speak in their own defence. His next project – ‘Blood Line’ – will be a feature length documentary on the issues surrounding poaching in Africa.