IU Studios Multimedia Producer; Adjunct Instructor
Research and Creative Interests
- Photojournalism Ethics
James Brosher is a Bloomington, Indiana-based photographer specializing in editorial, commercial, drone and wedding photography in the American Midwest.
He received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, a second major in Germanic Studies and minor in History from Indiana University in 2010. After internships at the South Bend Tribune, Bloomington Herald-Times, Austin American-Statesman and Peoria Journal Star, his first full-time staff position was at the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He returned to Indiana in 2012 to work as a staff photographer at the South Bend Tribune. During his two and a half years in South Bend, James documented the Michiana community as well as Notre Dame football‘s (now-vacated) 2012 undefeated regular season.
In 2014, James moved to Bloomington as a freelance photographer. His clients since that time have included The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune and Indianapolis Star among others. Since late 2014, James has also worked as a staff photographer for Indiana University where he documents daily life on campus, producing images for Indiana University Studios, the university’s internal marketing and communications unit. He is a FAA-licensed sUAS (drone) pilot.
A native Hoosier, James grew up in Dunkirk, Indiana, a small glass factory town of 2,600 people in the east central region of the state. His is an Eagle Scout and a two-time Indiana College Photographer of the Year (2010, 2011). As a student, he placed third in the national Hearst Photojournalism Awards News & Sports competition.
When not pushing buttons and turning aperture rings, James enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter and two cats. He is an avid cyclist, classic film buff and vinyl collector.