Julia Nathanson’s love affair with photography began at the age of ten, when she “borrowed” her mom’s classic Pentax Spotmatic. After graduating from McGill University, she developed her visual skills at the New York Film Academy, where she wrote, directed and edited a short film. In 2011 she got hip to this whole digital age thing, and so began her foray into mobile photography. No one is safe from her lens; she captures everyday subjects and transforms them into surreal visions. She has since been published in Hipstography, The App Whisperer, and National Geographic, and won a multitude of awards, including Hipstography’s Street Series of the Year in 2014 and 2015, and the Mobile Photo Grand Prize at PhotoIndependent in 2016. In 2017, she was given a special award by acclaimed photographer Ben Watts for her series "In the Lane."  In between obsessing about the right filter she manages to feed and clothe her two girls (who also happen to be unpaid models.) Julia lives and works in Toronto.

 

Awards:

2018 Iphone Photography Awards - Honorable Mention (children)

2017 Julia Margaret Cameron Award - Honorable Mention

2017 London Internation Creative Competition - Honorable Mention, "Kids of Summer" 

2017 Mobile Photography Awards - Honorable Mention (travel & adventure)

2017 MIRA Mobile Prize Street Photography - Jury Selection

2017 Iphone Photography Awards - Honorable Mention (children)

2017 H2O for Peace - Gingermag Award

2017 MIRA Mobile Prize - Jury Selection

2106 Hipstography Awards - Ben Watts Award/Special Award

2016 Mobile Photography Awards - Honorable Mention (water/snow/ice)

2016 Mobile Photography Awards - Honorable Mention (transportation)

2016 Mobile Photography Awards - Honorable Mention (self-portraits)

2016 PhotoIndependent Mobile Photo Show - Grand Prize Winner

2015 Hipstography Awards - Street Photography Combo of the Year

2015 Mobile Photography Awards - Honorable Mention (silhouette)

2015 Mobile Photography Awards - Honorable Mention (people)

2015 Mobile Photography Awards - Honorable Mention (black & white)

2015 Iphone Photography Awards - Honorable Mention (children) 

2015 Iphone Photography Awards - Honorable Mention (others)

2015 MIRA Mobile Prize - Shortlist

2014 Hipstography Awards - Street Photography Combo of the Year

 

Exhibitions:

2019 Smart as Photography Exhibit, Zephyr Museum, Mannheim, Germany

2018   Iphoneography Exhibit, SE Centre for Photography, Greenville, South Carolina

2018   The North Mobile Photo Competition, Film North, St Paul, Minnesota

2017   MIRA Mobile Prize Street Photography, Espaço MIRA, Porto, Portugal

2017   MIRA Mobile Prize, Espaço MIRA, Porto, Portugal

2016   Photoindependent Mobile Photo Show, Los Angeles, California

2016   Shadow Stories, Sixteen Mile Arts, Milton, Canada

2015   Toronto Guardian Photo Competition, Toronto, Canada

2015   MIRA Mobile Prize, Espaço MIRA, Porto, Portugal

2015   Click.Boom.Amazing! Brussels, Belgium

 

Links/Publications:

National Geographic Your Shot Story: "Go Beyond"

National Geographic Editor's Spotlight

Blank Spaces Magazine - Photo Essay "Kids of Summer"

BlogTO laneway feature

Photoplace Gallery online gallery - Water

Apple Instagram Features (The Weightless Series, The A to B Series)

National Geographic Your Shot Daily Dozen 

BlogTo Toronto real estate feature

Laneway project photo competition

National Geographic Your Shot Story: "Our World in Motion"

Koffler Centre of the Arts Instagram Essay

BBC Mundo coverage of The Mobile Photography Awards 2015