Julia Cumes was born in South Africa and moved to the United States as a 15-year-old. She first fell in love with photography as a teenager in South Africa when she began shooting black and white film and printing her own work. Since then she completed a B.A. at Brandeis University, an M.F.A. in writing at Cornell University, a Masters in Photojournalism at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School and has been working as a freelance photographer ever since. Based in Massachusetts since 2001, Julia currently freelances for a variety of newspapers, magazines and organizations. Her work has appeared in publications such as the New York Times, Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, USA Today, the London Times and Washington Post to name a few. She has also worked on numerous long term projects and multi media pieces in South Africa, India, Thailand, Tanzania and Hawaii. She has long been engaged in working on stories that focus on women and the human rights issues that persist in their lives.

Production Skills & Specialities

Documentary, Weddings, Portrait, Disaster Coverage, Backpack Journalism, Spot News, Still Photography