Julia Blaukopf is a photographer, artist and designer. She focuses on visual storytelling with a social bent through photographs and mixed media works, as well as photo-based tiles, wallpaper, window panels, and environmental installations.

By examining the emblems that compose the everyday, Blaukopf chronicles the lives of workers, farmers, and families while blurring the line between documentation and fine art. She has photographed for a women’s empowerment organization in Ghana, a reforestation project in Kenya, and collaborated with artists and organizations alike in Lithuania, Denmark, Holland, Germany, Sri Lanka and the United States. Most recently, Blaukopf documented the members of Bonöre, a collective of indigenous women artisans in Panama.

Her photographs have been exhibited internationally in Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark; and nationally in New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Portland, Oregon. In 2010, she launched Julia Blaukopf, Imprinted Images, an arts-products venture that re-envisions the possibilities for social art and photo-based products.

Blaukopf’s commercial work includes custom photo-based installations on wallpaper, corian and glass tiles. Commissioned by architects, designers, and developers in DC, New York, and Philadelphia, the pieces have appeared in restaurants, private homes, apartment lobbies and co-working spaces.

Photo credit: Rita Bernstein