Julia Katharina Keil Photographer


Julia is a visual artist and poet born in Germany but raised globally with a background in photography, the performing arts and education.

Since completing her Masters in Photojournalism/ Documentary Photography at London College of Communication in 2012, Julia has had her work featured in publications such as the BBC and Aesthetica Magazine and has taken part in various exhibitions such as The Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition. She received a Prix de la Photographie Paris Gold prize in self-portraiture in 2020 and was nominated as one of Hong Kong’s ten best emerging photographers by DRKRMS Media in 2015.

A globetrotter from birth, she is drawn to exploring transient states and questioning society and our relationship to media, culture and identity. Through her process she seeks to find introspection and connection on both an external and internal level. Julia expresses her findings in a form of conceptual concepts, collective observations, performance, portraiture and visual poetry using both analog and digital photography.

Julia currently resides in Paris, France where she is following various projects, encouraging ways of seeing, and building her relationship with her environment.

Awards & Features 

2020 - Gold award in 'Portraiture/Self-Portraiture // Prix de la Photographie Paris 

2020 -Creatives in Quarantine// GettyImages Grant recipient 

2020 - 'Portraits in Isolation' // Aesthetica Magazine June/July print edition

2020 - 'Becoming in Isolation' // The Eye of Photography

2020 - 'Dressing up in Isolation' // BBC 

2018 - 'press, copy' // LIGHT magazine Featured Photographer in print Fall 'Wisdom' issue 

2015- Finalist, Hong Kong's Best Emerging Photographers DRKRMS Media   

2013 - Finalist, The Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition


2015 - PechaKucha Hong Kong, 'Connecting Clicks' 


2020 - Becoming in Isolation  for 'We Stay Home' group exhibit //Huangshan(Yixian) International Photography Exhibition, China 

2020 - Self-portrait for Deitta, Myanmar Deitta, Myanmar

2015 - Group Exhibition, DINE ART, Hong Kong, China 

2015 - SLIDELUCK HK II, The White Loft, Hong Kong, China 

2015 - Shining a light into the darkrooms of Hong Kong DRKRMS finalist exhibition, Soho189, Hong Kong, China 

2013/2014 - Village Youth, Royal Photographic Society Touring International Print Exhibition, U.K. 

2013 - Hong Kong Perspectives, Brickhouse, Hong Kong, China 

2012/2013 - It used to be, "IT IS WHAT IT WAS" Final Show, London College of Communication, London U.K. 


Currently based in Paris, France.  

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