The Kiss, 2010




California Dreaming, 2014




Night and the City, 2002




Street Scene in Havana



Film Noir, 2002



The Worker, 2007



Lifeline Express to India, 1993



Madonna and Child, 1988

The American General Store #13, 1981


John Lennon Slain Here, 1980


Julia Dean

Julia Dean ( <> ) is a photographer, educator, and founder of the Los Angeles Center of Photography, formerly The Julia Dean Photo Workshops. She began her career as an apprentice to pioneering photographer Berenice Abbott. Later, Julia was a photo editor for the Associated Press in New York. She has traveled to more than 40 countries while freelancing for numerous relief groups and magazines. Her extensive teaching experience includes 33 years at various colleges, universities and educational institutions including the University of Nebraska, Los Angeles Valley College, Los Angeles Southwest College, Santa Monica College, the Santa Fe Workshops, the Maine Photographic Workshops, Oxford University and the Los Angeles Center of Photography.

For the past 15 years, Julia has concentrated on street photography around the world. For the past five years, street shooting in downtown Los Angeles has been her primary focus. In 2014, one of her L.A. street photos — The Kiss — won for the United States in an international street shooting contest. The same photograph won first place in Leica’s I-Shot-It street shooting contest in 2015.

Julia received a Bachelor of Science degree in photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology and a Master of Arts degree in journalism at the University of Nebraska, and is the author/photographer of the award-winning children’s book, A Year on Monhegan Island.

2013 - Present
Executive Director, Instructor Los Angeles Center of Photography • Hollywood, California

1999 - 2013
Founder, Instructor, The Julia Dean Photo Workshops, Venice & Hollywood, California

Recent Volunteer Work
Variety Boys & Girls Club • Boyle Heights, California • January 2015 - Present

Teaching Experience
The Santa Fe Workshops, Santa Fe, New Mexico • 2005 – 2008

Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, California • 1997 - 1998
Part-Time Photojournalism Instructor

Los Angeles Southwest College, Los Angeles, California • 1996 - 1997
Temporary Full-Time Photojournalism and Journalism Instructor

Los Angeles Valley College, Los Angeles, California • 1994 - 1995
Part-Time Photography & Photojournalism Instructor

Venice Arts Mecca, Venice, California • 1994 - 1995
Volunteer for photo program for underprivileged children in Venice

University of Nebraska at Lincoln • 1991 - 1992
Lecturer, Photojournalism, College of Journalism

The "Oxford Tradition" Academic Program, Oxford, England • Summer 1995/1990
Photography Instructor

The Maine Photographic Workshops, Rockport, Maine • 1988 - 1990
Resident Full-Time Faculty, Photography Instructor

University of Nebraska at Lincoln • 1987 - 1988
Visiting Asst Professor of Photojournalism, College of Journalism
Photography Instructor, College of Architecture

Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, Nebraska • 1985 - 1987
Full-Time Photography and Scriptwriting Instructor

University of Nebraska at Lincoln • 1982 - 1985
Graduate Teaching Assistant


Awarded “Photography Person of the Year,” PhotoMedia Magazine, October 2008
Big Thinking Women’s, 50 at 50 Awards, Los Angeles, California, 2007


A Year on Monhegan Island (April 1995). Ticknor & Fields, A Houghton Mifflin Co., New York, NY. Author/Photographer.
This book won the annual Lupine Award from the Maine Library Association in 1996 for the book they felt “made the greatest contribution to children's literature.”

Representative Publications & Clients

American Friends Service Committee • Philadelphia
Asiaweek • Hong Kong
Camera & Darkroom • Beverly Hills, California
Catholic Relief Services • Baltimore, Maryland
Christian Social Action • Washington D.C.
DoubleTake/Points of Entry • Virginia
Fortune • New York
Habitat for Humanity International • Americus, Georgia
Infonet • Columbia, Missouri
Jesuit Journeys • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Maryknoll Magazine • Maryknoll, New York
National Geographic Society • Washington, D.C.
Nebraskaland • Lincoln, Nebraska
Our Sunday Visitor • Huntington, Indiana
Parade • New York
Photo District News • New York
Rangefinder • Santa Monica, California
Salvation Army • Los Angeles, California
Saturday Evening Post • Indianapolis, Indiana
The Atlantic Monthly • Boston
The Christian Science Monitor • Boston
The Lincoln Journal • Lincoln, Nebraska
The Omaha World-Herald • Omaha, Nebraska
The Orange County Register • Santa Ana, California
The Outlook • Santa Monica, California
The New Yorker • New York
The World & I • Washington, D.C.
UNIFEM • New York
Unitarian Service Committee • Boston
United States Catholic Conference • Washington D.C.
Weekly Reader • New York
World Teach • Cambridge, Massachusetts

Additional Professional Experience

Nebraska State Historical Society, Photography Archives, Lincoln, Neb. • 1985 - 1986
Curatorial Assistant, Grant Project, funded by NEH

Sharpshooter Photography, Breckenridge, Colorado • 1981 - 1982
Ski Photographer and Manager

The Associated Press, New York • 1980 - 1981
Photo Editor

The Associated Press, Lake Placid, New York • 1980
News and Photo Clerk, Lake Placid Winter Olympics

University of Nebraska at Lincoln • 1982-85; 1991-92
Master of Arts, Journalism, 1992

Apprentice to Master Photographer Berenice Abbott • 1978-79
Abbot Village, Maine

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York • 1976-78
Bachelor of Science, Photography, 1978

University of Nebraska at Lincoln • 1973-76
Major, Journalism


Hitchcock Graduate Fellowship, 1991-92
J.C. Seacrest Journalism Scholarship, 1983-84; 1984-85
Nebraska Press Women, 1983-84; 1984-85

UPDATE: Photographer response - NO NEW UPDATES REGISTERED APRIL 2017

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: WED Eve 10pm ... VERY LAST update - Sorry, this is IT!
Date: 2017-05-09 18:22
From: Julia Dean <>
To: <>

Sorry I couldn1t get to this (it may have been one of our busiest weeks of
the year).

JuliaOn 5/2/17, 7:04 PM, ""> wrote:
the LAST FINAL DEADLINE ... Wednesday, May 3rd, 10pm, Los Angeles
Click here to see the list of exhibitors and those who have already
completed an update. Not everyone needs it.. It's an extra advantage
and for some a necessity for their career legacy.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: LOOK at these UPDATES - WIPI last call
Date: 2017-05-01 11:41
From: Julia Dean <>
To: <>
OMG, the timing. I have 11 interviews for our job position at LACP, three
privates, three full-day classes and a grant deadline in the next six days.
By when???

Women In Photography International Charter Member

Julia Dean

Los Angeles, Ca

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