Julia Pontés

Photographer | Artist @ Archivist @ Save Your Photos | Freelancer Documentary Photography | / Based in New York

Júlia Pontés (b.1983 - Minas Gerais, Brazil) - Based in New York and Buenos Aires.  Júlia Pontés is a Brazilian-Argentinian investigative artist, photographer, researcher, and activist.... read on
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Focused on: Filmmaker, Editor, Health, Travel, Business, Fine Art, Documentary, Film, Photo Editor, Photography, Conceptual, Art, Journalist Investigative, Freelance, Civil Rights and Social Inequality, Humanitarian, Impact, Columnist, Assignments, Aerial
Skilled at: Research, Image Archiving, Digital Printing, Photo Editing, Black & White Printing, Color Printing, Photojournalism, Film Photography
Coverage Regions: Latin America USA & Canada
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Portuguese & French
Years of experience: 3 to 5
Júlia Pontés
(b.1983 - Minas Gerais, Brazil) - Based in New York and Buenos Aires.

 Júlia Pontés is a Brazilian-Argentinian investigative artist, photographer, researcher, and activist.
Pontés' work focuses mainly on extractivism and mining explorations in Brazil entails a deep community engagement, where she develops strong ties, academic and investigative research, and documentary practices. She is currently a member of a group of Brazilian researchers studying mining impacts in her home country.

Julia uses performance, video, photography, and other media such as installation and sculpture in her practice. Pontés explores digital and analog media, especially challenging and often pushing the medium's physical limitations; some of her aerial images are produced with an adapted large format film camera.
Her mining visual survey, done mostly in her home state of Minas Gerais with the collaboration of a pilot, has been recognized by Harvard University's Planetary Health Alliance, Visura, and NYFA, where she has been a mentee twice. It has been published by Bloomberg Businessweek, Geo Magazine, Musée Magazine, and Zone Zero and, in Brazil, by Globo's G1 portal, Plurale, O Tempo, Estado de Minas, Folha, and Midia Ninja. In 2020 she was awarded a National Geographic Emergency Fund to document the effects of the pandemic in mining communities.

Her work is frequently displayed in collaboration with social movements, universities, and independent exhibition spaces to raise awareness of mining's impact in Brazil. It has been shown individually and collectively in the United States, Argentina, Spain, Portugal, Germany, and Brazil. It is currently on display in the Museum of Sculpture and Ecology in São Paulo.

Júlia holds a specialization in Law and Economics from the Universidad Torcuato di Tella in Argentina; her research focuses on the economic analysis of Brazilian mineral regulation. She graduated in photography at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in 2015 and is currently a Visual Arts MFA candidate at Columbia University with expected graduation in May 2022.