Hasselblad Heroines shines a light on female photographers around the globe as they make their mark in the photographic industry. Through these spotlights, each Heroine shares their experiences, tips, and inspiration to fellow photographers, encouraging them to bring their creative visions to life.

Julia Fullerton-Batten

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.

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 parents' divorce, and her own early relationships. Her more recent projects consider social issues, frequently covering controversial subject matter.

Julia’s use of unusual locations and highly creative settings 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 combines to tease the viewer to re-examine the picture, each time seeing more content and finding a deeper meaning. These 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.

The recipient of several prestigious awards, including 2008 Hasselblad Master, she is also a Hasselblad Ambassador. In 2015, Julia was the first female photographer to shoot the prestigious Campari Calendar in its sixteen-year history.

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