James Banfill


Member Since 2022

James Banfill  has previously worked in and around the DPRK, including on cultural projects, tourism, agriculture training, and humanitarian aid monitoring. Previously, he was a Fulbright research fellow at the Korean Rural Economic Institute and Institute of Far Eastern Studies of Kyungnam University in Seoul. He is the co-author of Printed in North Korea: The Art of Everyday Life in the DPRK (Phaidon, 2019) and caption writer for D.P.R. Korea Grand Tour (Lannoo, 2017) by Magnum photographer Carl De Keyzer. James received an MS in Soil Science from the Pennsylvania State University and BS in Environmental Biology from the University of Washington in Seattle as well as a minor in Korean Language and Literature.