James Chance is an award-winning British freelance photographer and filmaker based in Denver, Colorado. His work regularly features in the US and international media.  

James’ photography centers around people and their immediate environment. He is currently exploring the theme of ‘home’, where he is documenting different living situations and the domestication of ‘unsuitable’ locations due to overpopulation.  

James was the first recipient of the POYi Emerging Vision Incentive: a $10,000 award through Pictures of the Year International and the Annenberg Foundation to complete his project Living With The Dead: Manila's North Cemetery, which documents a community living in the Philippine capital's largest Catholic cemetery.  

Still images from Living with the Dead were featured as part of the 25th Visa Pour l'Image photojournalism festival (France) and the Angkor Photo Festival (Cambodia). The documentary film has also screened at Visa Pour l'Image as well as various American film festivals in 2014.  

James' photography has recieved recognition through other awards including: The Lucie Foundation Grant, Magenta Foundation's Emerging Photographers, The Grand Prix CARE du Reportage Humanitaire and The Anthropographia Award for Human Rights Photography.  

In 2009 James co-founded Chance Multimedia with his wife Jessica Chance. Chance Multimedia are currently producing content for major foundations and nonfprofit organizations as well as commercial clients. Recent clients include: Médecins Sans Frontières, Rotary, Saatchi and Saatchi S, Cartier, The Colorado Health Foundation and The Trust for Public Land. 

Chance Multimedia were recipients of an Every Human Has Rights Media Award in association with the UN, The Open Society Foundation and The Elders.  

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