We are very pleased to have Julia Fullerton-Batten as our distinguished judge for the May competition. Julia is an internationally acclaimed photographer who makes a huge contribution to contemporary photography with her utterly original style, impressive achievements and omnipresence in the art world.
Julia Fullerton-Batten was born in Germany and grew up in between the United States and her home country, finally landing in the UK aged 16. Julia found her home here in London but continued to travel the world. She studied photography at the Royal Berkshire College of Art and Design and started her professional career in 2001 after five years of assisting a wide variety of photographers. She rapidly developed a reputation as one of the leading photographers in Europe. She has exhibited all around the world and her art is now permanently exposed at the National Portrait Museum of London.
Photography awards-wise, she has had the chance to experience both sides, as a winner and as a judge! She has won many prestigious awards such as the Hasselblad Master in Fine Art and WPO award, and has sat on the panel for international competitions like the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize, the Renaissance Prize as well as the Sony World Photography Awards.
Her main personal body of work is articulated around three projects looking primarily at teenage girls in relation to their social and spatial integration in their environments. Pure, transcendental and sometimes even quite disturbing… We invite you to discover it in her online portfolio. On her blog she also features weekly updates about her projects and personal interviews. We are sure you will find plenty of interesting tips and maybe the key to unlock the mysteries behind a few of her incredible pictures.
All images by Julia Fullerton-Batten from the following series: Personal, In between,Mothers and Daughters and Teenage Stories. For print orders and inquiries, please contact Camara Oscura, Madrid