James Chance is an award-winning British freelance photographer and multimedia producer 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 2010 recipient of the (first) POYi Emerging Vision Incentive: a $10,000 award through POYi and the Annenberg Foundation to continue a personal body of work over the period of one year. James is continuing his project Living With The Dead: Manila's North Cemetery, which documents a community living in the Philippine capital's Catholic cemetery. Recent images from this project can be viewed on his blog.
James' photography has recieved recognition through other awards including: The Lucie Foundation Grant (Short Listed, 2011), Magenta Foundation's Emerging Photographers 2010. The Grand Prix CARE du Reportage Humanitaire (Finalist, 2009) and The Anthropographia Award for Human Rights Photography (Finalist, 2009).
In 2007 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, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Saatchi and Saatchi S, Alston and Bird, The Colorado Health Foundation and Caring for Colorado.
Chance Multimedia were recipients of the Every Human Has Rights Media Awards in association with the UN, The Open Society Foundation and The Elders.
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