Julie is a documentary photographer and multimedia journalist focused on society’s impact on the natural world and social injustice. She is based in the News Orleans area, putting her at ground zero to shoot the impacts of climate change and man’s role in creating it. Julie is an affiliate scholar at the Rutgers University Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights, and a recipient of a National Endowments for the Arts grant. Her photographs have been published by The Atlantic, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, The Weather Channel, NBC, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, Reveal and the Virginia Quarterly, among others, and she is a regular contributor to DeSmog, an environmental news source.
Project Description: The project is about the rise of activism along a stretch of the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge known as “The Petrochemical Corridor” to industry supporters and “Cancer Alley” to locals and environmentalists because it is lined with chemical plants and refineries known to emit cancer-causing emissions. With photography and video clips, Julie will put a face to the people standing up and fighting back in David vs. Goliath battles-where citizens stand off against billion dollar corporations in a state where both political parties roll out the red carpet to fossil fuel projects and the petrochemical industry despite climate change.