Julia Blaukopf

Philadelphia Art Museum, photo transfer on mother of pearlRoman Ruins, Capize Shell pendant-photo transferWest Philadelphia, photo collage
Melody of Maps (installation), archival print on fabricCape Girl, archival print on fabricChemical Bikers (Kenya), silver gelatin printMelody of Maps, archival print on fabric

Blaukopf has worked as a photographer and creative partner with organizations and businesses in Copenhagen, Kenya, Ghana, Montreal, Lithuania, Germany, Sri Lanka and throughout the US. In 2005 she worked with a community- run tree reforestation project in Kenya. A year later she traveled to Ghana to photograph for Women in Progress, a women’s empowerment organization. In the summer of 2009 Julia traveled to Lithuania to photograph for the Summer Literary Seminars, a two week writing workshop. In 2010 Julia photographed creatives at work throughout Germany, where she was awarded a visiting artist fellowship at Franz Mayer of Munich in Germany. Most recently, Ms. Blaukopf received the national artist award at Legal Art Miami and the resident artist award at ARE Enschede, Holland, where she focused on the Creatives Working series and large scale photo- installations. Her images of intimate moments between families, strangers in the city and local workers are aimed at creating an alternative documentary.

The photographs have been exhibited in Copenhagen, Lithuania, Holland, and Germany, as well as nationally, in New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Portland, Oregon. Julia has been honored with the Center for Emerging Visual Artists’ Travel Grant, the New Courtland Fellowship, the First Person Arts Fellowship, the Center for Emerging Artists Fellowship, The Camera Club of New York Resident Artist Award, the Oregon College of Art & Craft Resident Photographer’s Award, Marymount College Resident Photography Award, and artist residencies at LegalArt Miami and AREHolland in the Netherlands. She has spoken about her international photographic work at The Print Center, School of Visual Arts, The Art Institute, University of the Arts, and Oregon College of Art and Craft. Publications include PDN Magazine, The Metro Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Philadelphia Weekly, and Philadelphia Magazine. In 2010, Julia launched Julia Pearl, Imprinted Images, LLC, an arts-products venture that pushes the boundaries to re-envision the possibilities for social art and photo-based products.

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