Julie Bourges started out in photography in 2004 by devoting herself to news and documentary having studied photojournalism in Paris. With her « Flamencos » series, Bourse du Talent favourite in 2008, she adopted a more personal approach. Although still producing commissioned work for the press and advertising, Julie works on worlds that waiver between abstraction and the dream-like. In 2012 she finished the « Umbra » series (« shade », but also « reflection » and « ghost » in Latin), transposing into the Parisian urban landscape a more intimate territory, during a night walk tinged with mystery and poetry. In her current work, « The Absent Bodies », she questions her relationship to family and ancestors, in a search, without nostalgia, for memory and traces – an even more introspective continuation of her approach.
Julie Bourges lives and works primarily in Paris.
She is now represented by ZOXX Gallery, Netherlands.
She has been an associate member of the cooperative photography agency, PICTURETANK from 2006 and 2017.
She is now distributed by Pink via La Saif Images.
EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTIONS
2015 KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO, Géorgie
2014 LES NUITS PHOTOGRAPHIQUES DE PIERREVERT
2014 VOIES OFF, Arles
2014 BOUTOGRAPHIES, Montpellier
2014 ITINERAIRES DES PHOTOGRAPHES VOYAGEURS, Bordeaux
2014 GALERIE IMMIX, Paris
2008 BIBLIOTHÈQUE DU TROCADERO, Paris
2007 VISA POUR L'IMAGE – OFF, Perpignan
2007 MAISON EUROPÉENNE DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE, Paris
2007 TRANSPHOTOGRAPHIQUES, Lille
2007 FOTOGRAFIA EUROPEA REGGIO EMILIA, Italie
2006 RENCONTRES PHOTOGRAPHIQUES D'ARLES
2005 VISA POUR L'IMAGE – OFF, Perpignan
2004 CONFLUENCES, Paris
2017 A/R Magazine
2014 Nothing Magazine
2013 Réponses Photos
2013 Our Age is 13
GRANTS AND AWARDS
2015 Kolga Awards - Shortlisted
2008 Bourse du talent Kodak/Photographie.com - Special mention
2007 Paris Jeunes Aventures - Grants
Bibliotheque Nationale de France
Réponses Photo - November 2013