James Whitlow Delano
James Whitlow Delano is a photographer who has lived in Asia since 1993. Delano’s series on Kabul’s drug detox and psychiatric hospital was awarded first place in the 2008 NPPA Best of Photojournalism competition for Best Picture Story. His first monograph book, Empire: Impressions from China (5Continents, 2008), and work from Japan Mangaland exhibit have shown at several Leica Galleries in Europe. Empire was the first solo photography show at La Triennale di Milano Museum of Art. The Mercy Project / Inochi (Mado-Sha, 2010), his charity photo book for hospice, received the PX3 Gold Award and the Award of Excellence from Communication Arts. Black Tsunami (FotoEvidence, 2012), his new iPad book documenting the Japan tsunami and nuclear crisis, took a 2012 PX3 Award.
Delano has also received an Alfred Eisenstadt Award (from Columbia University and Life magazine) (2000), an honorable mention by Leica’s Oskar Barnack Award (2006), and a Pictures of the Year International award (2011), among other recognitions.