Raised in Mexico City, James moved to the Los Angeles area as a teenager. He graduated from UCLA in 1996 with a B.A. degree in Cultural Geography. From 1999 to 2002, James lived in Kagoshima-shi, Japan, working with the JET program. Afterwards, he was a staff member for Peace Boat, a Japan-based human rights NGO, sailing three full global voyages. In 2004 James moved to Guatemala as a human rights observer with Peace Brigades International. In 2006 he developed MiMundo.org as a long-term online project focused on documenting post-war/transitional justice processes, human rights abuses, land tenure and social conflicts caused by extractive industries in Guatemala and the region. Fluent in Spanish & English, proficient in Portuguese & Japanese, James has worked and traveled to over 60 countries in all continents and lived in Japan, Kenya, Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico and the United States. Based in Guatemala, James is available for editorial assignments or NGO/NPO project documentation anywhere. James is represented by Panos Pictures. He can be hired for an assignment via Panos or images can be licensed from their archive here. Permanent Member of @EverydayGuatemala and @EverydayLatinAmerica Instagram communities. For more information, visit mimundo.org.