Julia Schönstädt is an award-winning, portrait photographer and video director from Berlin. She studied Photography Design at Berlin’s iconic Lette Verein and earned a Master’s in Photography at the renowned Goldsmiths, University of London. With several scholarships under her belt, she is now based in London, working between Germany and the UK. She works across advertising, music and reportage, always focusing on the human element.
Her ‘16 Bars Project’, a critical examination of the penal system in Germany, was recognised and awarded by The Guardian in 2014. Subsequently, in 2015, a book was published on the same topic by German-publisher, Asso Verlag.
Through a combination of her creative expression and commercial prowess, she helps brands and people to connect with their audiences using her signature cinematic and conceptual style.
As an extension of her personal philosophy, Julia strives to collaborate and partner with people who are committed to elevating the status of gender equality, social justice and female empowerment within the creative industry and beyond.
Clients have included Puma, Superdry, Channel4, The British Library and others.