Freelance Documentary Photographer
Julie Denesha works for KCUR 89.3FM as a digital media specialist creating audio, video and photographic content for the public radio station's website. She also produces short documentary video projects for KCPT, Kansas City Public Television.
Julie graduated from The University of Kansas in 1993, with degrees in Journalism and Russian Language and Literature. From 1996 to 2004, Julie was based in Prague, Czech Republic, where she covered Central and Eastern Europe for newspapers and magazines.
Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Time, Newsweek, The Economist and The Christian Science Monitor, as well as Peoples of the World: A Guide to Cultures and Work: The World in Photographs from National Geographic Books.
Most recently, her project on the Roma was featured in an exhibit at The World Bank in Brussels, Belgium, and Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon.
In 2007, Julie was awarded both a Fulbright and a Milena Jesenská Fellowship to continue her ongoing project on the Roma in Slovakia. Her project on the Roma was featured in an exhibit of the Roma at the U.S. Embassy in Bratislava, Slovakia and has also been shown at The Half King Gallery in New York, and The Institute For Human Sciences in Vienna, Austria.
With the assistance of a Puffin Foundation Grant and an Inspiration Grant from the Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City in the fall of 2008, Julie launched a solo exhibit of her work at the Landon Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri.
Currently, Julie works for KCUR, Kansas City Public Media, creating multiple platform projects online and on air.