Portrait Exhibition for Keeping Abreast
12th November 2013
Femininity comes from within...

Julia has been working with local charity Keeping Abreast over the past 5 years and has now put together an exhibition of images of breast cancer patients at different stages of their journey with breast reconstruction following cancer treatment. The idea was started following the request of a patient to be photographed showing her mastectomy scar. In conjunction with the charity Julia approached other women who had undergone or were undergoing breast reconstruction surgery to show that women can still look strong and beautiful regardless of what life throws at them.

The title of the exhibition, "Femininity comes from within" was part of a moving speech by another patient at the charity's fashion show in 2012. 14 women in total are featured in the exhibition and have been photographed over the past 6 months in a classical style with just a simple swathe of pink fabric making reference to breast cancer.
The exhibition is a feature in the November Norwich Resident magazine and can be viewed here. The exhibition opens on Thursday November 21st and runs until Sunday December 1st at the Undercroft in Norwich city centre.
Fine Art Gold Award
04th May 2011
The SWPP (Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers) has awarded Julia Gold in the Fine Art category for April's SWPP competition.
The image was created from a pregnancy photograph with subtle blends to create the feel of a hand tinted etching.

This is Julia's third Gold of 2011 and she is delighted that her work is receiving recognition in the industry at the top level. SWPP Gold Awards are deemed to be images of the highest standard and will be published in the Society's bi-monthly publication. Gold Awards also go forward to annual judging by the SWPP.

Julia scoops MPA award 2010
22nd October 2010
Julia is the first photographer to be awarded Best Diploma Workbook 2010 in the recent Master Photographer of the Year Awards. The awards are run by the The Master Photographers Association (MPA), the UK's only organisation exclusively for professional photographers.

The announcement was made at the Master Photography Awards in Birmingham. A packed audience of professional photographers and trade representatives from all around the world attended the prestigious event held at the Hilton Metropole. The event was hosted by legendary comedian Tom O'Connor, who entertained the guests throughout a glittering evening.

The MPA set up the Diploma in Photographic Practice to provide a recognised qualification in all round business and professional competence. All new members must successfully complete the diploma before recognition as a fully qualified member. A comprehensive workbook of evidence is prepared by each candidate. This covers business plans, marketing, customer care, health and safety and detailed photographic skills.

The MPA diploma is run by Trevor Lewis Hon FMPA DipPP who is a nationally accredited NVQ Assessor. Trevor was delighted to be able to present this brand new award to Julia. He commented, “Julia’s hard work in preparing the workbook for her diploma has earned her recognition from the MPA. Her submission was excellent and we are proud to welcome new members of this calibre to the association.”

Julia is pictured receiving her award from Stuart Grieb, MD of Towergate Camerasure, sponsors of MPA qualifications.