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—  About me, social media, and how to get in touch


James Buck

Let's tell your story.

I am the Swiss Army Knife of visual storytellers. 

I'm a multimedia photojournalist who tells visual stories for news and nonprofits around the world. I shoot award-winning photos, video, aerial and multimedia stories. I can work solo and shoot in multiple formats in challenging circumstances and bring home evocative, powerful visuals.

Need video and still coverage of a refugee event in a remote location? I can juggle the logistics and work safely with vulnerable populations. Need a photo essay with aerials for a news spread? I can get it. How about an interview on-location for your documentary, or creative time lapse, 360° and GoPro footage to bring your story to life? I'm on it. Looking for high-quality sports action or client-driven photos for your marketing campaign? Or a powerful story about the work your organization does to engage your audience?

I can do all those things. Oh - and I can live-file in the field and post to social for you, too. You need stunning visuals - I can get them for you. 

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Let's dive in.

Work with me: 


Mobile & WhatsApp

+1 510 734 7614


Canon 1DX MKII | Canon 5D MKIII
14, 24-70, 70-200 f/2.8 lenses

DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2 | DJI Mavic Pro

Sennheiser shotgun, lavalier & wireless bodypacks 

Tascam DR-70 & DR-40 audio recorders

Atomos recording field monitor

360° GoPro Fusion | GoPro Heros

—  Selected NGO and non-profit clients

Project HOPE, Syrian-American Medical Society, MedGlobal, Early Childhood Investment Corp.,  Outright Vermont, Renewable Energy Vermont


—  Selected editorial & documentary clients

New York Times, Buzzfeed,
Al Jazeera +, The Washington Post, 4SP Films, Putorana Films, Detroit Free Press, Oakland Tribune, Seven Days, MLive, Elkhart Truth

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Where I’ve shot recently:

• Sierra Leone

• Mozambique

• Bosnia

• Iraqi Kurdistan

• Ethiopia

• Namibia

• Jordan

Selected Publications

—  Client work & contributed video/photos published by year, online and in print









This car wash is teaching young people… | BuzzFeed News

Jane Sanders and the Messy Demise of a Vermont College | New York Times

Shangku Shelter | Putorana films (contributing videographer)

How The Religious Right Became A Political Force | AJ+ (US) 

A_Dog Day (NENPA Award winner - 1st place) | Stuck in Vermont / Seven Days

Helping heal fear and trauma in war-torn Syria | The Independent (South Africa)

برنامج شاي الضحى | Kuwait TV

Amber Heard Joins SAMS on Medical Mission | Syrian-American Medical Society

On the Waterfront (cover),  Interactive | Seven Days

Lazor Tag (cover), Video | Seven Days

SAMS Medical Mission to Jordan, November 2017 | Syrian-American Medical Society

A Storied Life (cover) | Seven Days

Brothers' Keeper (cover) | Seven Days

One for the Ages (cover) | Seven Days

The Possibilities Are Endless with Playworks Pro | 4SP Films for Playworks