Julie Renée Jones

Julie Renée Jones (b. 1984) lives in and makes work about the American midwest, concentrating on the complexities of aging and memory. In doing so she explores the confusion of reality and imagination, where actual event and surreal recollection blur. She has exhibited across the U.S., Canada, and Europe with publications of her work appearing in: The British Journal of Photography, Real Simple Magazine, Fraction Magazine, C 41 Magazine, The Point, and others. A selection of exhibitions include: Umbra at The Blue House Gallery, 80×80 at The Mint Museum, The New Face of Film, a retrospective exhibition of international artists curated by Fotofilmic, at Boise State University’s Visual Arts Center; and most recently The Jane Reece Invitational at The Dayton Society of Artists. This past year Julie was invited to share her work with a wide audience on the New Yorker Photo Instagram page (@newyorkerphoto). In 2015, she was awarded the Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award and in 2018 she received the Montgomery County Artist Opportunity Grant from Culture Works. She received her MFA from Columbia College Chicago and a BFA from the University of Dayton. Julie currently resides in Dayton Ohio.

Rose of Sharon


After a storm


Home is not a physical place, but one constructed by the senses and experience and tied together through emotion and memory. Umbra is my attempt at searching for this imagined landscape, through the act of capturing moments of both mundane and strange occurrence. Each image represents an individual lost in imagination, where they both confront their own relationship to the performance of the photograph and echo my own complicated feelings towards growing up in suburban Midwest America.

Acting out




Setting off



As the sun sets

The fall

A gesture

Sleeping Beauty

Magic Kingdom




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Details :

8.25″x10.75″, 256 pages,
Perfect Bound
Edition Size 1500
ISBN : 978-1-944005-18-4
Printed in the Netherlands

Introduction by : The Editors

Guest Curators and Interviews by :

Alan Rothschild
Amy Elkins
Anna Skillman
Heavy Collective
Jennifer Murray
Kris Graves
Michael Itkoff
Paloma Shutes
Paul Kopeikin
Rachel Reese
Robert Lyons
Small Talk Collective
Susan Laney
Zemie Barr


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