About Julie Leopo
"Julie Leopo is a Santa Ana based photojournalist who is fascinated by the people around her. Her ability to peer deeply into the people she so attentively photographs is evident in her stunning, honest, heartbreaking and breathtaking images. From the poorest residents in any given city, to corporate staff, Julie takes the care to understand who she is photographing, and more importantly, examines how their environment has shaped them. Her inexhaustible curiosity of the world around her has lead her to create some beautiful imagery. She lives in Santa Ana, CA with her dog Watson."
Education OCC School of Photography- AA Photography certificate
Grants & Awards
2015- Social Issues Photography $1,500 Grant
2015- American Photo Association Award: 2nd place
2014- Orange Coast College Student Show Award: Honorable Mention
2016- OC Press Awards- First place Best Slideshow
2014- Local Only! Santa Ana art show ; collaborative art show
2014- “Mexico” Solo Gallery 2014- Orange Coast College Student Show
2015- Downtown Santa Ana Gallery showing ; collaborative art show
2016- Photo LA at The Reef; collaborative art show
2016- Photo LA- Berlin Art week. Berlin, Germany.
2016- National Museum of Peru; collaborative art show. Peru
2017- Yale Photo Society Show. New Haven, Connecticut
2014- Culture Collide: Travel with Purpose “Los Angeles” photographs
2015- Santanero Zine Volume 13 “Injustice” Cover Photo
2015- APA National Photo Awards book
2016- OC Weekly: Affordable housing photo
2016: OC Weekly: A Santa Ana’s Native Son On Whats Next For Orange County’s Greatest, Most Hated City
2017: OC Weekly: Huntington Beach Pro-Trump March Turns Into Attack on Anti-Trump Protesters, OC Weekly
Online Photo Publications:
Voice of OC- Voices of Fourth street ;Santa Ana, CA
OC Weekly: Mayday Protests; Santa Ana, CA.
Culture Collide: Travel ;Los Angeles, CA.
Voice of OC : Lost Innocence; Santa Ana, CA.
USC: The Social Justice Review - Lost Innocence
Voice Of OC: When does a Dress-code gone too far?
VICE: California's 'Fuck Trump' Protest Wasn't a Movement—It Was a Party
OC Weekly: The colorful and temporary world of Santa Ana’s Las Yardas.
OC Weekly: Huntington Beach Pro-Trump March Turns Into Attack on Anti-Trump Protesters, OC Weekly
OC Weekly: Endangered Species: The Food Trucks and Street Vendors of Santa Ana.
OC Weekly: Car Wash in honor of Murdered Teen in Santa Ana.
OC Weekly: A Santa Ana’s Native Son On Whats Next For Orange County’s Greatest, Most Hated City
Mitú: Latinos and Muslims Are Having Cross Cultural Exchanges During Ramadan Thanks To Halal Tacos
KCET: Santa Ana’s Underrepresented Citizens
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