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Julia Gunther

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Julia Gunther is a Berlin born photographer who specialises in documentary projects. She likes to explore the lives of her subjects and allow them to tell their own stories, giving her audience a personal context in which to view her work. Her photography series are often made up of a combination of portraits and investigative images. Julia's most prominent collection of work is her Proud Women of Africa project which documents the lives of strong women she has met during her travels through Africa. This is an ongoing narrative encompassing individual chapters following such stories as The Black Mambas, an all female anti poaching unit, and Chedino & Family, a transsexual community in the suburbs of Cape Town. Various instalments of the Proud Women of Africa project have been exhibited in New York, London, Cape Town, South Korea, Sydney, Amsterdam and selected by exhibitions and festivals around the globe. Most recently, Julia’s work has been selected for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize Exhibition 2016, and has won awards at The New York Photo Festival’s The Last Picture Show 2015 and the Moscow International Foto Awards 2015. Julia's work has been featured in international publications such as the New York Times Magazine, TIME magazine, Dazed, WIRED and the National Geographic. Since January 2016 she has also been a regular blogger for The Huffington Post.

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