About Julia Dean
Photo Captions: (1) Julia on her Shetland pony circa 1964 in Broken Bow, Nebraska (photographer unknown) (2) self portrait while studying photography at Rochester Institute of Technology in 1976 (3) during a year-long apprenticeship with Berenice Abbott, 1979 (photo by K. Walling) (4) self portrait while hitchhiking in Scotland, 1984 (5) covering the Coors Classic bicycle race in 1985 (photographer unknown) (6) in Mayalsia in 1993 during a six-month trip in SE Asia (photo by B. Gillings) (7) Venice Beach in 1994 (photo by C. Kaplan) (8) Venice Beach, 1995 (photo by Venice Arts volunteer) (9) self portrait Polaroid transfer, Venice Beach, 1996 (10) Guatemala 2004 (photographer unknown) (11) Venice Beach 2010 (photo by L. McCormick)
ABOUT JULIA DEAN
Julia Dean is a photographer, educator, writer, and executive director/founder of the Los Angeles Center of Photography. She began her career as an apprentice to pioneering photographer Berenice Abbott. Later, Julia was a photo editor for the Associated Press in New York. She has traveled to more than 45 countries while freelancing for numerous relief groups and magazines. Her extensive teaching experience includes over 36 years at various colleges, universities and educational institutions including the University of Nebraska, Los Angeles Valley College, Los Angeles Southwest College, Santa Monica College, the Santa Fe Workshops, the Maine Photographic Workshops, Oxford University and the Los Angeles Center of Photography.
For the past 18 years, Julia has concentrated on street photography around the world. For the past eight years, street shooting in downtown Los Angeles has been her primary focus. Julia's work was selected for a book produced by Acuity Press and PDN magazine featuring 20 street shooters around the world, and published in two lengthy spreads in Digital Photo Pro magazine and B&W Magazine UK over the last couple of years.
Julia received a Bachelor of Science degree in photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology and a Master of Arts degree in journalism at the University of Nebraska, and is the author/photographer of the award-winning children’s book, A Year on Monhegan Island, published by Houghton Mifflin Co.