From the DS Archives: Julia Fullerton-Batten

This Sunday, From the DS Archives reminds us of London-based photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten. Fullerton-Batten is currently included in the group survey Heroines, a comprehensive exhibition focused on depictions of strong female protagonists in work from the Renaissance to present-day, at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid through June 5th.

This article was originally written by Julie Henson on September 23, 2008.


On September 13th, Julia Fullerton-Batten opened her first American solo show titled In Between at the Randall Scott Gallery in Washington, D.C. This London based photographer has been gaining recognition over the past two years for her photographic series, which depict the struggle of adolescence. Julia Fullerton-Batten uses intense set design and photographs girls who are not professional models to enhance the uncomfortable and awkward teenage experience. In her previous body of work, Teenage Stories, the artist focuses on images of young girls in a miniature world. Her work addresses the emotional transition of young girls, focusing on the duality of childhood fantasy and the responsibility of adult life. Fullerton-Batten creates intense images representative of the emotional physical changes of teenage girls, portraying loneliness and awkwardness combined with playfulness and whimsy.

Fullerton-Batten was born in Germany, graduated from the Berkshire College of Art and Design and currently lives and works in London. She has recently shown with the Shanghi Museum of Contemporary Art, the Gallery Caprice Horn in Berlin, theMarlborough Gallery in New York, the National Portrait Gallery in London. See more of her work in recent issues of Juxtapoz Magazine.