1854 Presents: Julia Fullerton-Batten

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Ahead of her self-publishing masterclass in partnership with Academy 1854, the renowned British photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten joins us to discuss her upcoming photobook, Looking Out From Within

Julia Fullerton-Batten is known worldwide for her large-scale, theatrical and highly-staged aesthetic. She has been exhibited around the globe, and her client list includes the likes of London’s National Portrait Gallery, the NHS and Canon.

With a new Kickstarter campaign underway, the British photographer is set to turn her acclaimed cinematic series, Looking Out From Within, into a photobook. Looking Out From Within richly captures the longing of lockdown through local windows: a surreal world where everyone is contained within their own bubbles; like dioramas in a museum. 

“When we look back at this time in years to come, we will think of the challenges we endured and overcame,” says the artist. “I hope my photographs will play a role in that memory.”

Ahead of her self-publishing masterclass in partnership with Academy 1854, Julia joins us on 1854 Presents to unpack the project, shed some light on her photobook process, and more. 

You can back Julia’s Kickstarter here.

Interested in publishing your own photobook? Stay tuned for Julia Fullerton-Batten’s self-publishing masterclass, unpacking everything she’s learnt – from concept ideation through to running a successful Kickstarter campaign – coming soon to Academy 1854

Flossie Skelton

Flossie Skelton joined British Journal of Photography in 2019, where she is currently Commissioning Editor across awards, Studio and partner content. She does freelance writing, editing and campaign work across arts, culture and feminism; she has worked with BBC Arts, Belfast Photo Festival and Time’s Up. She is also an illustrator, with artwork published in Marie Claire, ES Magazine, Sunday Times Style and the Guardian.