James MacDonald is a Canadian photographer, photojournalist, cinematographer and multimedia producer who has been bouncing around Asia, the Caribbean, the South Pacific and the Americas.

James first picked up a camera in 2004 following high school, as he traveled and worked his way through Europe. While completing university and working more and more behind a camera, he soon realized that a history and anthropology degree could only hold his interest for so long. 

Following a year working as the photo and graphics editor for the University of Guelph's newspaper the Ontarion, an internship with Canadian Geographic Magazine in Ottawa, and then an internship with The StarPhoenix in Saskatoon, he moved back to Toronto to begin freelancing full time, and has been lucky enough to be making pictures since. 

He also works on sports, travel, and lifestyle pieces, along with video and multimedia work.

James has been based between South East Asia and Canada since 2013 working with some unbelievably fantastic people, clients and publications. 

He is currently based in Victoria BC, and has incredible difficulty writing in the third person. 

James is available for photo and video work locally and internationally. 

Represented by ZUMA Press, Aurora Photos, Offset Images and First Light Images

Photographer in Residence for Departful Magazine and

James can be contacted at:

Toronto +1 204 770 1164

[email protected]

National Post, Bloomberg Media, Sportsnet Magazine, Report on Business Magazine, The South East Asian Globe, Hong Kong Express Magazine, Financial Post, Roads and Kingdoms, Headwaters Tourism, PLAN International, The Canadian Press, The Toronto Star, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Bridges Magazine, ZUMA Press, Canadian Geographic, The Grid, Modern Farmer Magazine, Maptia, Chiang Mai City Life Magazine, Sidetracked Magazine, Canadian Running Magazine, Jungles in Paris, The Sudbury Star, CBCRadio, BlogTO, SickKids Hospital Toronto, Toronto Post Magazine, GuelphMercury, Right to Play, NHLPA, Inside Toronto Media Group, Hillside Festival, CTV Toronto, CityTV Toronto, TSN, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, The Georgia Ballet, GilbertRugby Canada, Journalists for Human Rights, Free the Children, Me to We, GuelphContemporary Dance Festival, CIS Canada, CrescentSchool, Camp Tawingo, The University of Guelph, University of Toronto,University of Ottawa Athletics, Queens University Athletics, University of British Colombia Athletics, Victoria University Athletics, Western University Athletics, The Ontarion, The Carleton, FormosaCetus, Zodiac Swim, Singing Lamb Magazine, AIESEC Canada, ArtStarts, Argyris and Clinkard Inc., TheMedium, Dance Theatre David Earle, Kinesis Dance Company, Lunge DanceCollective, The Dance Current Magazine,The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Toronto District School Board, Varsity SportsPress,The Mississauga Marathon, Queen University Faculty of Law, Macdonell Photography, Reaction Studio, GreenLiving,Pembina Institute, Imprint Weddings, TNT Boxing Academy, Metroland Media, Scrum Canada, Wawatay News, Anishinabek News, Windspeaker News, Documentary Arts Asia, f/28, Barcroft Media, EyePress Wire, GlobalNotions, The Beer Republic, El Patio Restaurant, Kratai Maijant Restaurant, Thai Freedom House, Femmes du Fue Aerial & Fire, DesignPics, Axiom Images, First Light Images, Suan Lahu Coffee Company, Travel 4 Good, Spoon & Fork, The Photo Brigade, AsiaOne Online, Under the Mountain Images, Departful Magazine, Silkwinds Magazine, The Bake Shoppe, Life & Thyme Magazine, Suan Lahu Cafe, BA Group Toronto, The Banner, Suitcase Magazine, Sideroads Magazine, Caledon Enterprise, ZODIAC Inc. Vital Signs, Right To Play USA, Touchwood Design, In the Hills Magazine, Headwaters Tourism, T-Pot Journal Vietnam, NBL Orangeville A's Basketball, Athlete Institute, Biosteel, PLAN International Canada, Forbes, Touchwood Design, Nickelbrook Brewing, Xogen, Cithara Guitars, Clocktower Bar, Tenzing Communications, Prostly, The Coffee House Vietnam, Grand Spirits Distillery, Dufferin County Museum, Dufferin County, Central Counties Tourism, Irish Times, BNN, The National, Gray Tools

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