This month, it was our privilege to speak with Julia Dean, longtime photographer, educator, writer, and executive director/founder of the Los Angeles Center of Photography. Julia was the last apprentice to the pioneering photographer Bernice Abbott, which had a profound effect on her work and career. In the years that followed, she traveled the world, working on socially concerned projects by freelancing for relief groups and magazines. Eventually, life brought Julia to LA, where she began teaching full time and shooting street photography on the side. And these are just a few highlights of her journey!
Julia is easy to talk to, a wonderful teacher (as you might imagine) and she has some incredible stories to tell. Listen in to our conversation by clicking on the audio player below:
A Selection of Julia’s Photos
Javier in the Flower District Downtown Los Angeles
Following is a selection of photos of Javier, a man who lives in and guards this gated alley in the Flower District in Downtown Los Angeles. Julia met him in 2014 and has been photographing him and his friends since.
The world in Black & White
Street Shooting in DTLA