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Julia Fullerton-Batten: School Play

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© Julia Fullerton-Batten

Artist’s Statement:

Having been brought up in the States and Germany I never had to wear a school uniform. I am interested in documenting the social behaviors in schools, in the UK we have had a lot of teenage shootings, and I wanted to show the bullying and humiliation that teenagers feel amongst each other.

May it be in the locker room, being confronted by puberty and the feeling of public humiliation, or in the grand hall having her hair all cut off, whilst others are not paying much attention, and would rather ignore the situation than confronting it.

I have been to China on several occasions now, and I find that the Chinese are very organized and regimented. The Chinese are quiet and and well behaved.

Artist’s Bio:

London, UK

Fullerton-Batten was commissioned by The National Portrait Gallery in London to shoot portraits of leading people in the UK National Health Service, which are now held in a permanent collection in the Gallery. She was a winner of the HSBC Fondation pour la Photographie award, and is a Hasselblad Master. Her images were on the front covers of ‘A Guide to Collecting Contemporary Photography’ (Thames and Hudson, 2012) and Eyemazing Magazine. She is widely sought after as a judge for adjudicating at prestigious international photographic competitions and as a speaker at international events.

Major events in which she has recently participated include Fotografiska, Stockholm; Noorderlicht, International Festival of Photography, Kristiansund, Norway; Dong Gang Photo festival, Korea; Daegu Photo Biennale, Korea; Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza and Fundacion Caja, Madrid; Pompidou Center, Paris; Shanghai International Photographic Art Exhibition; Hereford Photo Festival; The Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai (MOCA Shanghai).

Guest Speaker – National Geographic Seminar in Washington DC; Fotografiska, Stockholm, and Noorderlicht, Norway.