David Blumenkrantz’s professional experience includes eight years of NGO, documentary and photojournalism work in East and Central Africa. From his home in Kenya, he traveled extensively and covered social, relief and development, and political issues. From 1992-1994, he was the Information Department Coordinator for the Undugu Society of Kenya, working on projects related to street children and urban poverty. He returns to Africa occasionally, most recently to Angola in 2010 for UNICEF & UNESCO. His work has been exhibited and published internationally. David has also freelanced for the Los Angeles Times and various other publications as a writer and photographer.
A photography instructor and educator for 20 years, David has taught classes and workshops for, among others, Kodak East Africa, The All Africa Conference of Churches, the French Cultural Centre in Nairobi, the government of Eritrea, the Art Institute of Pittsburgh's Online Division, and the Watts Towers Art Center (for the Cultural Affairs Department of the City of Los Angeles). In 2004, after eight years teaching with the Los Angeles Unified School District, he joined the journalism department at California State University, Northridge, and is currently a tenured, Associate Professor of documentary, photojournalism and visual communication. David holds a BA in Journalism, an MA in Art Education, and an MFA in Visual Communication.
All images © David Blumenkrantz