Julija Svetlova is a prolific freelance photographer based in London.
Her love of photography began when she started experimenting with analogue cameras as a teenager in St Petersburg. In 2003 she joined the Hermitage Museum's photographic laboratory before moving to London to study Digital Lens-based Image Making at London College of Communication under the direction of Graham Diprose.
While still studying, she ran a series of Lomography Workshops for the Photographer’s Gallery and Arts Council's Paralympic Project in London schools.
Following this she became an associate lecturer at London College of Communication.
Her work has been exhibited and published internationally.
In 2011 she became a runner-up in the prestigious Fitzrovia Photography prize. In 2012 she contributed to Photography: The New Basics published by Thames & Hudson.
Julija is currently working on commercial and personal projects using both digital and film mediums.