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Julia Fullerton-Batten

Julia Fullerton-Batten is a worldwide acclaimed and exhibited fine-art photographer. Her body of work now encompasses major projects spanning a decade of engagement in fine-art photography.
Fullerton-Batten was born in Bremen, Germany. Her early life was spent in Germany and the USA.
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 fine-art 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.
Julia was commissioned by The National Portrait Gallery in London to shoot portraits of leading people in the UK National Health Service, which are now held in a permanent collection in the Gallery. Her images are also in permanent collection at the Musee de l’Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland.

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.

Solo Shows


Solo exhibition – The Special Photographers Company “Different Stories”, 2000

Exhibition at Warse Nasse Gallery, New York, 2002

Photo-London, Royal Academy, May 2005, 2006, Eric Franck

Solo exhibition – Charing X Gallery, “Teenage Stories”, June 2006, Eric Franck

Solo exhibition – National Portrait Gallery, A Picture of Health 5th June-11th October 2006

Solo exhibition – Chez Ali, Roquette, Arles, July – Sept. 2006

Art (212) New York, Sept.- October 2006, Randall Scott

Randall Scott, Washington DC, “No Fancy Titles” Nov. 2006 – Dec. 2006

Camara Oscura Gallery, “Arrrebato”, Madrid Spain, Jan. 2007 – Feb. 2007

New, Modern and Contemporary Art Fair, Olympia, London, 1st March – 3rd March 2006

Darmstadter Tage der Fotografie, Germany, 20th April – 22nd May 2007

Galerie Les filles du Calvaire, Brussels, 11th May 2007 – 14th July 2007

Guangdong Museum of Art, China, Biennal of Photography, 18th May – 8th of July 2007

PhotoEspana, Madrid, 30th May 2007- 22nd July 2007 (HSBC award)

Les Rencontres D’Arles, July 2007

Photo-London, 31st May 2007 – 3rd of June 2007 (selected as a special exhibition dedicated to British Photography, June 2007)

ArteSantander, Spain, Camera Oscura, July 2007

Marlborough Gallery, New York, USA, 6th of June 2007 – August 2007

Galerie Baudoin Lebon, Paris, 4th Oct. 2007- 22nd Sept. 2007 (HSBC award)

Phillips De Pury, NY, Sept. 2007 (C-Photo Magazine)

Galerie Les Filles Du Calvaire, Brussels, Solo exhibition, TEENAGE STORIES, Feb.- March 2008

The Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai (MOCA Shanghai), “UNSEEN” 25th Jan. – mid March 2008

Caprice Horn, Berlin, Solo exhibition,”School Play”, 7th of March – 27th April, 2008

Art Hong Kong, Caprice Horn, 14th – 18th of May 2008

Maco Mexico Arte Contempraneo, Mexico City, Mexico (Caprice Horn), 23rd April – 27th April 2008

Art Brussels, 26th Contemporary Art Fair, Les Filles Du Calvaire, 18th – 21st of April 2008

Musee de L’Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland, ‘Teen City, The Adolescent Adventure’, 14th June – 26th Ocober 2008

Hunterdon Art Museum, New Jersey, May 2008

Jenkins Johnson Gallery, “Beyond Representation” June 5 – July 19th, San Francisco

Festival Images 08, Vevey, Switzerland, 11th – 30th Sept. 2008

KIAF 2008, Korea International Art Fair (Caprice Horn), Sep. 19th – 23rd

Randall Scott Gallery, Sept. 13th – October 18th 2008, Washington DC, USA – solo show

Sotheby’s Auction, London, 18th November 2008
Lianzhou International Photo Fest, (Caprice Horn), China, 6-31st Dec. 2008

Art Paris, Abu Dhabi, Emirates Palace. (Caprice Horn), Nov. 17th – 21st 2008

Seoul International Photography Festival, SIPF08, “Humanscape”, Korea, Dec.10th – 30th 2008

Love & Money – 50 years of Creative Britain video exhibition. (David Hockney, Tracey Emin, Gilbert and George,..) 2009.

Hereford Photo Festival, May/June 2009

La Filature, Scene nationale Mulhouse, Alsace, ‘Teenage Stories’, 26th May – 12th July 2009

Pompidou Center, “Dreamlands” Paris, (Andreas Gursky, Martin Parr, Ed Ruscha..) 2010

Gallery Sun, Seoul, Korea, 4th – 25th August 2009

Getty Gallery, IPG/Terry O’Neill Award, 15th – 22nd Sept. 2009

Independent Photographers Gallery, 3 Old Brewery Yard, East Sussex, IPG/Terry O’Neill Award, 22nd Sept. – 3rd Oct 2009

Mont Blanc boutique, (Prix de l’Insense-Montblanc) Rue de la Paix , Paris, 12th-30th Nov. 2009

Paris Photo, L’Insense Photo, Montblanc, Nov. 2009

Randall Scott Gallery, ‘Its a wonderful life’, Dec. 10th 2009 – Jan. 2nd 2010

Pompidou Center, “Dreamlands” Paris, Curator Didier Ottinger, Quentin Bajac, 28th April-2nd August 2010

Casa Dell’ Arte, Istanbul, Turkey, 6th – 31st May 2010 (solo)

10th Shanghai International Photographic Art Exhibition, Exhibition Centre, solo exhibition, 22nd-29th June 2010 (solo)

Castello di Rivara, Centre for Contemporary Art in Turin, Mostra Trinita dei Monti, 3rd July – 10th Sept. 2010

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza and Fundacion Caja, Madrid, 8th March – 5th June 2011
Espace Dupon, Paris, France, 3rd -22nd Feb. 2011 (Lens Culture Fotofest)

Photo Event, Biennal Photography Festival, Mechelen, DE GARAGE, 18th June – 21st August 2011

Lens Culture Int. Exposure Awards: 31 Contemporary Photographers (curated by Daphne Angles, New York Times) 2011

Camara Oscura Gallery, Madrid, “ALL WE DID WAS NOT ENOUGH” 2-30th April 2011

Imaginary Cities, Ivorypress, Madrid, 7th June 2011

Voices Off Screening, Arles, France, 8th July-12th August 2011

Caprice Horn, Berlin, 10th Sept. 2011- Jan. 15th 2012

Solo Show, Jenkins Johnson Gallery,”Teenage Stories, Awkward, Mothers and Daughters”, 2nd May – 30th June, 2012

Daegu Photo Biennale, “The Youth Code”, curated by Charlotte Cotton, Sept. 2012, Korea

Norderlicht Photofestival 2012, “The Enchanted Forest”, Museum Belvedere, Sept.2nd-Oct.7th, 2012

Pingyao Photography Festival, “Fiction Worlds”, China, Sept. 2012

Solo Show, Tokyo Arts Gallery, ‘Mothers and Daughters’, Tokyo, 8th Feb. 2013

Fotografia Europea (European Photography festival) , Reggio Emilia, Italy, 3rd May – 16th June, 2013

PhotoEspana, Camara Oscura, June-July, 2013

Dong Gang Photofestival, Exhibition and talk, South Korea, 20th July 2013

Galerie Von&Von, 3 Positionen, Nrnberg, 20th June – 12th August 2013

Jenkins Johnson Gallery, “Summertime”, NY, June-August, 2013

Randall Scott Gallery, SOLO SHOW, “Unadorned”, Washington DC, 28th Sept.-26th Oct. 2013

IMPAKTO Gallery, “Lumino City”, Peru, 26th August 2013
Swedish Museum of Photography, “Fotografiska”, “Staged Reality”, 14th Feb.- 4th May 2014

Noorderlicht, International Festival of Photography, Kristiansund, Norway, May, 2014

The Fence at Photoville, Brooklyn & Atlanta, “School Play”, 2014

Aperture Foundation, ‘Summer Open’, “Forest, 2013”, 2014

Flatland Gallery, Amsterdam, Feb. 2015

Triennal of La Cambre,’Mothers and Daughters’, Brussels, 20th March – 17th May 2015
Fotografica Bogota, FotoMuseo, National Museum of Photography, Columbia, ‘School Play’, ‘ Constructed Photography’, 2nd May – July 2015

Mc2Gallery, KOREA, Milan, Italy, 24th March 2015 – solo show

Photoville, ‘United Photo Industries’, honorable mention, “The Act”, Sept. 2016

Daegu Photo Biennale, Korea, ‘Me in the Photography’, 29th Sept. – 3rd Nov. 2016

SOLO EXHIBITION: “Korea 2013”, Korean Consulate, Mc2 Gallery, Milan, Italy Italy, 1st Dec. 2016

Format 17, Derby Quad‘Feral Children’, March – May 2017