Born in Manchester England and a photographer since the age of seven, Julia Bradshaw spent nine years living and working in Munich, Germany prior to moving to the US. These international moves and interest in inter-cultural communication form the basis for some of her photography or video-art projects. Other art projects are influenced by her social environment such as being a foreigner, reading and being interested in all things photographic including the history and technology of photography.
She received her MFA in photography from San Jose State University in 2007 and works as assistant professor for photography at Oregon State University, Corvallis.
Her videos and photography have been exhibited in the United States, The Netherlands, Guatemala, Poland and Germany. Her artist book “Flying” is in the Getty Research Collection. She is also a curator: for her latest curatorial project she assembled artworks on the topic of Air Travel which was exhibited in Fresno in September 2011.
Julia Bradshaw has had several reviews published in afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Criticism and has written over twenty articles for the online blog ArtShift San José. Her research essay on the photography in the Fresno Feminist Art Program was published in the spring 2011 issue of Exposure, The Journal of the Society for Photographic Education. Currently she is investigating photographers and making work that explores the production properties of photography.