Julia Dean is a photographer, educator, and founder and executive director of the Los Angeles Center of Photography. 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 45 countries while freelancing as a photojournalist for numerous relief groups and magazines. Her extensive teaching experience includes 38 years at various colleges, universities and educational institutions.
For the past 20 years, Julia has concentrated on street photography around the world. For the past 10 years, street shooting in downtown Los Angeles has been her primary focus.
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.