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.