Curator Selection / 2020 / /

REFLECTION ON ISOLATION, 2020

  • Photographer
    Julia Fullerton-Batten
  • Image Location
    United Kingdom
  • Credit
    Julia Fullerton-Batten

Covid-19 came. Life changed. Probably irrevocably. Couldn’t stand around helpless. I decided to document the new daily existence of millions. I advertised my idea on social media and through my local paper in West London. The response was enormous. We made contact, arranged details of location, clothing, face-mask and set a date and time; guaranteed no physical contact. Every three days or so for the past several weeks I have photographed people at home in self-isolation during the evening twilight. Imprisoned in their home, they gaze forlornly out of their window onto a desolate world outside

Hyper-realism and cinematic are characteristic descriptions of Julia Fullerton-Batten’s images. They are often set in unexpectedly surreal settings with dramatic lighting, communicating simultaneously both tension and mystery. Since becoming a professional photographer in 2005 she has accomplished 13 major projects .

Awards Winner, Fondation HSBC pour la Photographie, 2007
Winner, Hasselblad Master in Fine Art, 2008
11th International de la Photographie de Mode, Cannes, 2013
National Portrait Gallery,Taylor Wessing Awards, "Harajuka, Tokyo, 2013", Aug.2013
Sony World Photography Awards, professional shortlist, KOREA, EVERLAND, 2015
11th Pollux Awards, “The Father Thames”, March 2018.
5th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography, Oct.Barcelona, 2018
American Photography 34, Winner, “Swan Uppers”, March 2018
LensCulture Visual Storytelling Awards, ‘Old Father Thames’, Finalist, 2019
American Photography 35 Selected Winner “Immersion of Durga Idol’, from Old Father Thames Project, 2019
American Photography open 2019, Finalist, “Tower Bridge”, Sept. 2019
Aesthetica Art Prize, ‘1814 Frost Fair’ publication Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology: Future Now, Dec. 2019