Julia Swanson is a Boston based photographer, writer and multimedia artist who creates dynamic visual, written and multimedia content using traditional and non-traditional processes. A storyteller at heart she believes it is by creating work that is vibrant, observational and reflective that she can encourage people to open new dialogues and explore the world around them.
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, and continues to produce photography and multimedia content which explores and engages the world around her. Information about commissions and collaboration is available upon request.
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