Julia Swanson is a Boston based photographer, digital artist, and multimedia producer who creates dynamic visual and multimedia content using traditional and non-traditional processes. A storyteller at heart she continues to explore the world around her by creating work that is vibrant, surreal and reflective.

Published both in print and online her photography and writing has been featured in The Somerville Journal, The Boston Globe, Hollywood Life, Artscope and SciArt Magazine, and she was also the creator, producer and editor of the culture and innovation blog Four Letter Word.  As a photographer and multimedia artist she has received multiple Honorary International Photography Awards and was the winner of the Karl Lagerfeld-Dom Pérignon ‘A Bottle Named Desire’ Photography Competition in 2006 for her series of digital images titled “Dom Pérignon Abstracts.”

With a Bachelors Degree in Spanish from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, a Certificate in photography from the New England School of Photography, and a Masters degree in journalism from Northeastern University, Julia currently works as a freelancer photographer, multimedia producer and art director. Please contact for commissions or collaborations.


2014 - Martinis and Masterpieces at SoWa. Boston, MA - Group Show

2010 - Rendevous. Central Square. Cambridge, MA - Traveling Spain - Solo Show

2009 - Martinis and Masterpieces On the Green Monster. Boston, MA - Group Showcase 

2008 - New England School of Photography. Boston, MA - Dom Pérignon Abstracts - Alumni Showcase

2006 - Maison de Dom Pérignon - Epernay, France - Dom Pérignon Abstracts - Solo Show

2006 - Torrefazione - Newbury Street, Boston, MA. - Fruit Abstracts - Solo Show

2006 - International Center for Photography. New York, NY - Dom Perignon-Karl Lagerfeld ‘A Bottle Named Desire’ - Dom Pérignon Abstracts - Group Exhibition. 

2006 - St. George Gallery - Boston, MA. - Dom Pérignon Abstracts - Dom Pérignon Group Showcase


2014 - Honorary International Photography Award - Editorial - The Decentralized Dance Party, Boston.

2010 - Honorary International Photography Award - Fine Art, Landscape. Walking Down the Road to Nowhere.

2010 - Honorary International Photography Award - Fine Art Portrait - Autoretratto

2010 - Honorary International Photography Award - Self Portrait - Autorettrato

2006 - Honorary International Photography Award - Advertising - Dom Pérignon Abstracts

2006 - Honorary International Photography Award - Digital Enhancement - Fruit Abstracts

2006 - Winner of the Dom Perígnon - Karl Lager- feld “A Bottle Named Desire” Photography Competition - Dom Pérignon Abstracts


A Bottle Named Desire?” Artscope Magazine. Summer Edition. May 2006

Maximum Luxury” Hollywood Life. The Annual Luxury Issue. November/December 2006

What’s in A Bottle Named Desire?” The Daily Scene. Fashion Week Daily. June 2006