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Julia Fullerton-Batten

1970 Germany

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Julia Fullerton-Batten is a worldwide acclaimed and exhibited fine-art photographer. Her body of work now encompasses twelve major projects spanning a decade of engagement in the field.

The foundation of her success was 'Teenage Stories' (2005), an evocative narrative of the transition of a teenage girl to womanhood. This and sequel projects portray the difficult stages and life situations of an adolescent girl's transition to womanhood as she grapples with the vulnerability of her teenage predicament – adjustments to a new body, her emotional development and changes in her social standing. Julia’s book ‘Teenage Stories’ was published in 2007*. 

Julia admits to a pronounced semi-autobiographical influence in much of her earlier work, often falling back on recollections of her own early and teenage years, living in Germany, the USA and the UK, her parent’s divorce, and her own early relationships.

Her more recent projects consider social issues, frequently covering controversial subject matter. For example, in ‘Feral Children, 2015’, Julia re-enacts fifteen reported historical cases of feral children. Using child actors, her re-enactments illustrate the tragic circumstances in which children were rejected or abused by their parents, got lost or were left in the wild, and yet others were captured by wild animals.

Her most recent project, ‘The Act', shot in 2016, is a comprehensive study of the performing and private lives of fifteen women active in the UK sex industry. Her still images are enhanced by interviews with the ladies, captured both in video and text. ‘The Act’ is now available in book form**. 

Fullerton-Batten was born in Bremen, Germany. Her early life was spent in Germany and the USA, but after her parent’s divorce she and her siblings moved to the UK. There she completed her secondary education, then studied photography at college. Subsequently she assisted professional photographers for five years before a first commercial assignment kick-started her career in 1995, and first gained recognition as a fine-art photographer in2005. 

Julia’s use of unusual locations, highly creative settings, street-cast models, accented with cinematic lighting are hallmarks of her very distinctive style of photography. She insinuates visual tensions in her images, and imbues them with a hint of mystery, which combine to tease the viewer to re-examine the picture, each time seeing more content and finding a deeper meaning. These distinctive qualities have established enthusiasts for her work worldwide and at all ends of the cultural spectrum, from casual viewers to connoisseurs of fine-art photography.

Fullerton-Batten has won countless awards for both her commercial and fine-art work, and is a Hasselblad Master. She was commissioned by The National Portrait Gallery in London to shoot portraits of leading people in the UK National Health Service. These are now held there in a permanent collection. Other images are also in permanent collection at the Musee de l'Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland. She is widely interviewed about her projects by professional photographic magazines from around the world and is sought after as a speaker at international events and as a judge for prestigious international photographic competitions.

SELECTED SHOWS:

2008
Photo 50 , London Art Fair, January 2008 
Galerie Les Filles Du Calvaire, Brussels,” TEENAGE STORIES”, Solo exhibition, Feb.- March 2008
The Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai (MOCA Shanghai), "UNSEEN", Jan. - March 2008
Caprice Horn, Berlin, "School Play", Solo exhibition, March - April, 2008
Art Hong Kong, Caprice Horn, May 2008 
Maco Mexico Arte Contempraneo, (Caprice Horn), Mexico City, Mexico, April 2008
Art Brussels, 26th Contemporary Art Fair, Les Filles Du Calvaire, April 2008
Summer Exhibition, Marlborough Gallery, Chelsea, NY. , June - September, 2008
Galerie Les Filles Du Calvaire, Brussels, "Fantasy - What Ever Happened to Your Dreams?", May - July 2008
Mouvement d'Art Public/Make Art Public (MAP), Canada, 2008 
Musee de L'Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland, 'Teen City, The Adolescent Adventure', June - October 2008
Hunterdon Art Museum, New Jersey, May 2008
Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, "Beyond Representation", June - July 2008. 
Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco and New York,“The Figure Today”, Sept. - Oct. 2008
Festival Images 08, Vevey, Switzerland, Sept. 2008
KIAF 2008, Korea International Art Fair (Caprice Horn), Sep. 2008
Randall Scott Gallery, Washington DC, USA, Solo exhibition, Sept. -October 2008
Eric Franck, The Parking Lot, 31st Sept. - 28th Nov. 2008
Sotheby's Auction House, London, November 2008
Lianzhou International Photo Fest, (Caprice Horn), China, Dec. 2008
Art Paris, Abu Dhabi, Emirates Palace. (Caprice Horn), Nov. 2008
Seoul International Photography Festival, SIPF08, Korea, "Humanscape", Dec. 2008
2009
Love & Money - 50 years of Creative Britain video exhibition. (with David Hockney, Tracey Emin, Gilbert and George,..) , 2009.
Hereford Photo Festival, May - June 2009
La Filature, Scene Nationale Mulhouse, Alsace, 'Teenage Stories', May - July 2009
Gallery Sun, Seoul, Korea, August 2009
Jenkins Johnson Gallery, 'Summertime', June - August 2009
Getty Gallery, IPG (Terry O'Neill Awards), Sept. 2009
Independent Photographers Gallery, IPG (Terry O'Neill Awards), Sept. - Oct 2009
Mont Blanc Boutique, (Prix de l'Insense-Montblanc), Paris, (with Peter Lindbergh, Ingar Krauss), Nov. 2009 
Paris Photo, L'Insense Photo, Montblanc, Nov. 2009
David Rohans Creative Showcase, Grove Hotel, Hertfordshire, Oct. 2009
Randall Scott Gallery, 'Its a wonderful life', Dec. 2009 - Jan. 2010
2010
Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Tenerife Museum, Spain, Feb. - May 2010
Dancing on the Ceiling: Art & Zero Gravity, Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) Troy, NY, March - April 2010
Skotia Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, May 2010
Pompidou Center, "Dreamlands" Paris, Curator Didier Ottinger, Quentin Bajac, April - August 2010
Casa Dell’ Arte, Istanbul, Turkey, Solo exhibition, May 2010 
10th Shanghai International Photographic Art Exhibition, Exhibition Centre, Solo exhibition, June 2010
Castello di Rivara, Centre for Contemporary Art in Turin, Mostra Trinita dei Monti, July - Sept. 2010
2011
Espace Dupon, Paris, France, Lens Culture Fotofest, Feb. 2011
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza and Fundacion Caja, Madrid, March - June 2011
Biennal Photography Festival, Mechelen, Belgium, DE GARAGE, (with Ellen Kooi), June - August 2011
Lens Culture Int. Exposure Awards: 31 Contemporary Photographers, San Francisco, April - May 2011
Espace Dupon, Paris, June 2011
VII Gallery, New York, July - Sept. 2011
Camara Oscura Gallery, Madrid, “ALL WE DID WAS NOT ENOUGH”, April 2011
Ivorypress, “Imaginary Cities”, Madrid, June 2011
Foto8 SummerShow, London, 2011
Voies Off Screening, Arles, France, July - August 2011
2012
Caprice Horn, Berlin, Sept. 2011 - Jan. 2012
Jenkins Johnson Gallery, "Teenage Stories”, “Awkward”,”Mothers and Daughters", Solo exhibition, May - June 2012
"Photaumnales", La Grange, Picardy, France, "Mothers and Daughters”, Sept. - Nov. 2012
Daegu Photo Biennale, South Korea, "The Youth Code", Sept. 2012
Norderlicht Photofestival 2012, the Netherlands, "The Enchanted Forest", Sept. - Oct. 2012
Pingyao Photography Festival, China, "Fiction Worlds", Sept. 2012
Chris Beetles, Fine Art, "The Photographers 2012", London, Oct. - Nov. 2012
Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, "Julia Fullerton-Batten 2005-2012", Solo exhibition, Nov. - Dec. 2012
2013
Tokyo Arts Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, “Mothers and Daughters”, Solo exhibition, Feb. 2013
DA2 Museum, Salamanca, Spain "From madonna to Madonna" (De)constructions of the feminine in contemporary society, Feb.- May 2013
Fotografia Europea (European Photography festival) , Reggio Emilia, Italy, May - June, 2013
PhotoEspana, Camara Oscura, Solo exhibition, June -July, 2013
Galeria Impakto, Lima, Peru, June 2013
Dong Gang Photofestival, Yeongwol Women's Culture and Arts Centre, South Korea, Solo Exhibition, July 2013
Galerie Von&Von, 3 Positionen, Nrnberg, Germany, June - August 2013
Jenkins Johnson Gallery, NY, "Summertime", June - August 2013
Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, "Summertime" June – August 2013
Randall Scott Gallery, Washington DC, "Unadorned", Solo exhbition, Sept.-Oct. 2013
IMPAKTO Gallery, "Lumino City", Peru, 26th August 2013
Galerie du lyce Joliot Curie, Hirson, France, “Mothers and Daughters”, Sept. - Oct. 2013
Portrait Salon, The Hotel Pelirocco, Brighton, UK, Oct. 2013
RMA Institute, Most Artists, Bangkok, "Mothers and Daughters", October 2013
2014
Jenkins Johnson Gallery, "A Testament to Love", Solo exhibition, Jan.- Feb. 2014
Fotografiska, Swedish Museum of Photography, Stockholm, Sweden, "Staged Reality", Feb.- May 2014 
Camara Oscura, "Conspiracy of Women", March 2014
Noorderlicht, International Festival of Photography, Kristiansund, Norway, "Mothers and Daughters" and "Blind", May 2014
The Luxury Purple Club, Madrid, Spain, May 2014
The Fence, Photoville, Brooklyn and Atlanta, USA, "School Play", 2014
Aperture Foundation, 'Summer Open', "Forest, 2013", 2014
2015
Flatland Gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Feb. 2015
Triennal of La Cambre, Brussels, “Mothers and Daughters”, March - May 2015
Fotografica Bogota, FotoMuseo, National Museum of Photography, Columbia, ‘Constructed Photography', “School Play”, May - July 2015
Mc2Gallery, Milan, Italy, “Korea”, Solo exhibition, March 2015
Randall Scott, Baltimore, USA, selected works, Solo exhibition, March – April 2015
AOP awards, Lowry Hotel, Manchester, July – August 2015
Look/15/ Liverpool International Photography Festival, “Octavia”, May2015
Auckland Festival of Photography, New Zealand, “Mothers and Daughters”, May - June 2015
Domus Artium (DA2), Salamanca, Spain, ‘Drink me, Bebeme’, July – Oct. 2015
125 Live Gallery, London, Oct. 2015
Uncertain States, Four Corners Gallery, London, Oct. 2015
Galerie Impakto, Peru, Oct. 2015
Manhattan Bridge Anchorage, ‘Forged Worlds’, Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY, 2015
2016
Photoville, ‘United Photo Industries’, “The Act”, Sept. 2016
Daegu Photo Biennale, South Korea, ‘Me in the Photography’, Sept. –Nov. 2016
Mc2 Gallery, Korean Consulate, Milan, Italy, “Korea 2013”, Solo exhibition, Dec. 2016
2017
FORMAT 17, Derby Quad, “Feral Children”, March – May 2017
2018
Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, ‘Spring Selections’, March - May 2018
212 Photography Festival, Bomontiada, Istanbul, Turkey, May 2018
The Hepetatis C Trust charity, ‘Art on a Postcard’, Photo London, “Ophelia”, “Bamboo”, 2018
Photo London, Somerset House, Lens Culture Portrait Awards, (projection), May 2018
WHITEBOX gallery, PUBLIKA art space, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sept. 2018
Galeria Impakto, Lima, Peru, “ Old Father Thames”, Sept. 2018
Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, ‘Summertime’, July – Sept. 2018
Da Uno a Dieci, Milan, Italy, ”The Act”, July – Sept. 2018
Vogue Italia, VFNO 2018, Palazzo Morando, Milan, Italy, ‘Dreamlike’, “Old Father Thames”, Sept. 2018 
5th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography, Barcelona, Spain, 11th Pollux Award for “Old Father Thames”, Oct. 2018 
Organ Vida 18, Women Perspectives Now, Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, Croatia, “The Act” Sept. 2018 
Galerie Impakto, Peru, Sept. 2018
Photo Vogue Festival, Milan, ‘Embracing Diversity’, “Unadorned”, Nov. 2018
2019
Camara Oscura, Madrid, Spain, ‘Faces’, Jan. – March 2019 
Mc2gallery, Haute Photographie, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Feb. 2019 
209 Women,’Portaits of women MPs shot by women photographers to celebrate 100 years of votes for women in the UK’, 
Portcullis House, Westminster, London, Dec. – Feb. 2019
Mc2Gallery, Milan, Solo exhibition, Feb. - March 2019
Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, UK, Feb. – April 2019
Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition, York Art Gallery, screening of “Old Father Thames” May – Sept. 2019
FotoArtFestival, Bielsko-Biaa, Poland, “Old Father Thames”, Oct. 2019

LATEST AWARDS:

2015
Sony World Photography Awards, ‘ KOREA, EVERLAND’, (shortlisted), 2015
Boutographies Festival - Rencontres Photographiques de Montpellier, projection of "Unadorned", April, 2015
PDN, Photo Annual 2015, ‘website’, Feb. 2015
Uncertain States, ‘Korea’, Four Corners Gallery, Oct. 2015
125Live, ‘Bearded Man’, ‘Feral Children - Genie Potty Girl’, Sept. 2015
Portrait Salon, ‘Feral Children – Madina’, Russia, Oct. 2015
2016
Sony World Photography Awards, ‘Feral Children’, (Professional shortlist),2016
American Photography 32, ‘Feral Children -Sujit Kumar - Chicken Boy’, (Winner), 2016
Les Recontres de la photographie, Arles, BYOPaper! , July 2016
Magnum Photography Awards, Finalist, Fine Art, ‘Feral Children’, July 2016 
Photoville, ‘United Photo Industries’, Brookyln Bridge Park DUMBO, NY , “The Act”, Sept. 2016
IPA (International Photo Awards), Fine Art, ‘The Act -Cathy Keen’, (Best in Show), Oct. 2016
FORMAT 17 Open Call, ‘Feral Children’, Nov. 2016
European Photography, Anniversary 100, 100 pictures that tell a story, ‘Feral Children-Madina’, Dec. 2016
Boutographies Rencontres Photographie, (pre-selected), “The Act”, Nov. 2016 
TIFA, Tokyo Foto Awards, Fine Art, “The Act”, (Silver), Nov. 2016
2017
Lens Culture Portrait Award, ‘THE ACT, Shadait’, (finalist), April 2017
Communications Arts, “The Act” book, (shortlisted), April 2017
Photobook exhibition, Benaki Museum, Athens Photo Festival, “The Act book”, June – July 2017
PhotoEspana, Spanish National Library exhibition, “The Act” book, May – August 2017
Voies Off, ‘The Act’, 2017
AOP Awards, Lola Marie Portrait, Tim Andrews, ‘Cat in Cloud’, 2017
2018
International Color Awards, Nominee, “The Father Thames”, March 2018
5th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography,11th Pollux Awards, “The Father Thames”, Barcelona, Oct.2018
American Photography 34, Winner, “Swan Uppers”, March 2018
Tokyo Interenational Foto Awards, TIFA Fine Art, ‘Father Thames’ (honourable mention), 2018
Lens Culture Portrait Awards, ‘Old Father Thames’, March 2018
Communication Arts, ‘Book, The Act’, (Winner), March 2018
PDN Awards, PDN Photo Annual in the Advertising/Corporate AND self-promo categories (YoYo bear and personal website), April 2018
RPS award, (shortlisted), June 2018
KLPA , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, ‘Portrait on River Thames’, ( 2nd Prize winner), June 2018
Portrait of Britain, ‘Nala, 2014’, May 2018
Organ Vida, Women's Perspectives Now, Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, Croatia, “The Act”, September 2018
Singapore Intl. Photo Festival, Photobook Showcase, National Design Centre, ‘The Act Book’, Sept. 2018
Art Takes SoHo, see.me, NY, Sept. 2018
Photovogue, ‘Embracing Diversity’, ‘Unadorned’, Milan, Nov. 2018
Portrait Salon 2018, ‘Bathers by Tower Bridge’, Nov. 2018
See.Me, Art Takes Miami, Scope Miami Beach, ‘Old Father Thames’, (Projected display), Dec. 2018
Aesthetica Art Prize, ‘Old Father Thames, 2018’, (long-listed), 2018
2019
The Independent Photographer, ‘Old Father Thames’, (Judge: Alessia Glaviano, Vogue Italia), (3rd prize), 2019
LensCulture Visual Storytelling Awards, (Winner), 2019

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