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 travelled extensively covering social, relief and political issues. From 1992 to 1994, he was the information department co-ordinator for the Undugu society of Kenya, working on projects to do with 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 teacher for 20 years, David has taught classes and workshops for, among others, Kodak East Africa, the Pan African Conference of Churches, the French Cultural Centre in Nairobi, the Government of Eritrea, the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division and Watts Towers Art Center (for the Department of Cultural Affairs of the City of Los Angeles). In 2004, after eight years with educational Unified School District Los Angeles, he joined the journalism department at California State University, Northridge, and currently teaches literature, photojournalism and visual communication. David holds a journalism degree, an MA in Art Education, and a Masters in Visual Communication.
David is also a member and advisor of “The Communication Initiative Network” (where communication and media are at the heart of economic and social development).