Julie Glassberg was born and raised in Paris, France. After studying graphic design for four years, she decided to make her passion for photography become her life. Her interests are primarily based on the diversity of world cultures, underground scenes, alternative lifestyles as well as the misfits of society. Photography is like a passport to enter worlds that she would never be able to see otherwise. It simply is a way to learn about life from the persons she meets. Wherever they come from… After spending close to 7 years in New York City, she lived in Tokyo, Japan for a year, where she met local artists and experimented more with photography and collaborations. She recently completed a 6 months residency program in Shanghai at the Swatch Art Peace Hotel and currently lives in Paris.
Her work has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, The NYT Magazine, Le Monde, The International NYT, WSJ, ESPN mag, Fortune, Neon mag, Stern View, L’Equipe mag, Polka, among others.
She has been awarded a Lucie Scholarship Emerging Grant, a Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography, a POYi Award of Excellence, an ADC Young Gun award, and more recently an IPA award as well as 1st Place for editorial personality portrait at the Moscow International Foto Awards.
In a time when life expectancy is increasing more and more, aging still carries a negative connotation in France with deeply ingrained stereotypes. This has become even more evident in the midst of the Covid epidemic: seniors suddenly find themselves in the spotlight. Starting from "Thés Dansants" (tea dances) and similar events, the project aims to shed light on a part of society that we know little about.