Julia Wang (b. 1993) is an independent documentary photographer and educator (usually) based in New York City. She will be in Dalian, China from 2018-2019 as a Princeton in Asia Teaching Fellow. Born in New Jersey to an immigrant family with roots from Taiwan and China, her focus is studying how multiculturalism manifests itself in our perception, identity, and behavior. Through her visual work, she wants to explore how photography can be used to claim authorship and history, as well as act as an interdisciplinary and collaborative way of storytelling. In conjunction to her work as a photographer, she is in the process for pursuing a parallel career as an immigration lawyer with the aim of one day combining legal advocacy and visual storytelling.
She received her BFA in 2016 from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in Photography & Psychology. She has worked as a teaching assistant and coordinator at the International Center of Photography's Community Programs and participated in the Eddie Adams Workshop XXVIII. She has also worked as an administrator at Atlas:DIY, a non-profit that unlocks legal services, leadership development, and learning opportunities in a space owned and governed by immigrant youth. She is mostly fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Spanish, and hopes to one day master French and Arabic. She is an avid fan of sci-fi, lox, and reading.
She can be found at email@example.com for assignments, commissions, or coffee.