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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. Publications include: Newsweek, TIME, Wall St. Journal, Stern, Le Monde, Sunday Times Magazine and The Guardian.

James was the 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. He is continuing his project Living With The Dead: Manila’s North Cemetery, which documents a community living in the Philippine capital’s largest Catholic cemetery.

James was a finalist in the 2009 Grand Prix CARE du Reportage Humanitaire and as a result exhibited at the prestigious Visa Pour L’Image photojournalism festival (France). In the same year he also received a nomination for the Anthropographia Human Rights and Photography Award.

In 2010 James received an Honorable Mention in the Magenta Foundation Flash Forward – Emerging Photographers and exhibited at the subsequent Flash Forward Festival in Toronto. He was also chosen to participate in the Eklivib Institute’s Human Rights Photography Award (touring) exhibition and exhibited at the Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism in Hannover, Germany. James also exhibited work from Living with the Dead at the Nicephore+ festival in Clermont Ferrand, France in October 2010.

In 2007 James co-founded Chance Multimedia with his wife Jessica. 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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James Chance 's current location:
Manila , Philippines

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