A collection of Julie Dermansky's photographs shot during 2010- 2011, presented in an exhibition at Rutgers University's Paul Robeson Gallery in Newark,NJ, January 26, 2012- July 25th, 2012
Dermansky's work deals with social, environmental, and politic change. in the book are images from the BP oil spill and its aftermath, the earthquake and cholera epidemic in Haiti, the blight in New Orleans years after Hurricane Katrina, the fall of Mubarak, drought in Texas, tornadoes in Alabama, and the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Her work tells stories through cultural symbols capturing humanity at its most vulnerable, exposed and uncensored.sheI hunts for archetypes in the landscape and finds hints of the apocalypse in the world around her. She juxtaposes the mundane with the extraordinary, using photography as her voice, telling stories by means of visual statements.
To see more of her work visit her website at www.jsdart.com
Julie Dermansky is a documentary photographer focusing on social, environment and political change. She is an Affiliate Scholar at The Center for the Study of Genocide, Conflict Resolution, a Thomas J. Watson Fellow and a recipient of an NEA grant. When not on assignment, Dermansky covers stories around the world that she is drawn to. Dermansky grew up in Englewood, NJ. She started her career as a fine artist after getting a BFA from Tulane University . In 2004 she switched her focus from painting and sculpture to photography . Her photographs have been published The Times of London, Der Spiegle, the Guardian, Essence, the Washington Post, Newsweek and Time magazine. She is a regular contributor to the Atlantic’s website and the Progressive Magazine.
SuperStorm Sandy Published March 12, 2014
RAYMOND BANDAR A Life With Bones Published August 28, 2013
RAYMOND 'BONES' BANDAR Published August 25, 2013
DETROIT Published July 19, 2012
THE OCCUPY WALL STREET MOVEMENT By Julie Dermansky Published June 01, 2012
HAITI AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE Photographs by Julie Dermansky Published July 30, 2011