Hello! I’m Julia Washburn. For years, I’ve been drawn to art forms that convey my understanding of truth, hope, and the unfathomable grace of Jesus’ shed blood for redemption and restoration of mankind.

As a trained pianist, nuance, tone, and structure shaped my performance. As a graphic designer, organization, space, and simplicity conduct my message. As a photographer, line, unsung detail, and story give voice to beauty.

The seed of photography interest was planted as a child when my father, employed by Eastman Kodak, shared the magic of dark room film development with my brother and me. About six years ago I entered the DSLR world, and more recently was introduced to fine art printing and framing. I hope to live long enough to enjoy the wisdom 10,000 practice hours affords.

While someday may hold a more full-time photographic endeavor, I’m currently General Manager of Clerestory Learning/Make Way for Books, LLC, a business my husband Kevin and I built. We are dedicated to creating classroom applications of neurocognitive research by developing programs and professional development for teachers in the areas of critical thinking, creativity, learning, reading, and writing.

Originally from upstate New York, we have called the greater Birmingham area of Alabama home for a little more than 20 years.




43rd Annual Montgomery Art Guild Museum Exhibition (group exhibition)
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery AL

Stonehenge Gallery: 2019 Photo Gallery Exhibit (group exhibition)
Stonehenge Gallery, Montgomery AL


Focus: Annual Photography Exhibit (group exhibition)
Gadsden Museum of Art, Gadsden AL

Second Place Award – Her Story: Crowns
Focus: Annual Photography Competition, Gadsden Museum of Art


The Art of Being Southern (group exhibition)
Johnson Center for the Arts, Troy, AL

Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association (group exhibition)
Blue Ridge, GA

Wandering Curves Exhibition (group exhibition)
Jadite Gallery, New York NY

Third Place Award – Fern Swirl
Wandering Curves Competition, New York Center for Photographic Art

42nd Annual Montgomery Art Guild Museum Exhibition (group exhibition)
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery AL

Montgomery Art Guild Salon de Réfuse (group exhibition)
City Hall, Montgomery AL

Double Exposure Photography Exhibit (group exhibition)
Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, Tuscaloosa AL

Award of Excellence – Fern Swirl
Double Exposure Photography Competition, Tuscaloosa Arts Council


City News Magazine photographer, Pelham & Helena AL

Image of the Year Award – Convergence
Shades Valley Camera Club, Birmingham AL


Vermont Magazine – Bromley Dairy Farm


Ralph Roseman Award, Best Projected Image of the Year – Natural Imitation
Shades Valley Camera Club, Birmingham AL