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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."

 

CV: 

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 

Exhibitions: 

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 

Print Media:

 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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