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Julia Bradshaw

Julia Bradshaw
Assistant Professor, Photography and New Media Communications

541-737-5014 / 205 Fairbanks

Born in Manchester, England I spent nine years living and working in Germany before moving to the United States. In Munich I studied photography with Michael Jochum as part of Projekt Fotografie and attended workshops at Salzburg College andFotoinitiative FLUSS in Wolkersdorf, Austria. I hold a BA in Communication from Santa Clara University and an MFA in photography and video art from San José State University.

Research Interests

In my creative projects, I use photography and video to problem-solve and comment on issues of the everyday; such as language, social-issues or being an artist. My work is investigative and conceptual – I enjoy probing an issue or an idea and finding a creative resolution for the idea. I choose the appropriate medium for each project; thus projects may take a variety of forms.


Broadly, my philosophy in teaching is to cultivate independent critical thinking when pursuing creative projects or furthering research interests. With an emphasis on developing personal expression, studio courses are structured to include the acquisition of contemporary and historical art contexts to provide a framework for developing original work.

Exhibitions and Website

Please see creative work and an up-to-date list of exhibitions at

Selected Publications

Photography in the Fresno Feminist Art Program in Exposure: The Journal of the Society for Photographic Education 44:1 Spring 2011

Review of Mediated at California Museum of Photography, University of California, Riverside, in afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Criticism 36.6

Review of Narrowcast: Reframing Global Video 1986/2008 at Pitzer College Galleries in afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Criticism 36.4

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