I create social art and focus on visual storytelling through photographs, mixed media works and large-scale installations. Blurring the lines between fine art and documentary, my focus is on emblems that compose the everyday, i.e., workers, farmers, and families. I have photographed for a women’s
empowerment organization in Ghana, a reforestation project in Kenya, and collaborated with artists and organizations alike in Germany, Lithuania, Denmark, Sri Lanka and the United States. I currently serve as a creative partner, developing photographic series that share group missions in exhibitions, print and lectures.
My photographs and installation works are created to raise awareness and foster a mutual understanding between communities on an international level. I implement this into a social arts practice by working as a creative partner with non-profits, ethically-minded businesses, media outlets and educational institutions. Recently, I completed a photo-based wallpaper commission to create custom works for a Philadelphia restaurant, Goat Hollow.
Julia Blaukopf – Photography & Social Art