My name is Julia Wang and I am a documentary photographer, educator, and law student based in Brooklyn, New York.
I am currently a 2L at CUNY Law School and hope to work in immigration/family law in the future. My focus is learning how we can creatively use the rigid racist, classist, ableist confines of the law to fight for universal access and a world of abundance. I hope to center my work through an abolitionist and disability justice framework. Last summer I worked as a legal intern with Queens Legal Services’ Immigration Advocacy Project and this summer, I will be working with Movement Law Lab.
Whether I am photographing, teaching, or supporting clients’ legal needs, I strive to create an environment that fosters collaboration, open communication, and self-determination. As a photographer, my work is focused on environmental portraiture and creating a space where people feel empowered and respected. I have worked as a youth photography teacher throughout NYC, an English teacher in China, an art workshop coordinator, a studio assistant, and oddly enough - a physics tutor in high school.
I’m a proud of member of collectives like Authority Collective and Diversify Photo that are working to decolonize and demand equity in the visual industry. I am also a signatory on the Photo Bill of Rights.
I enjoy cooking, eating dumplings, knitting, anime, and replaying old Pokémon games. (Most recently, Minecraft.) I can speak Mandarin Chinese and very limited Spanish.
Feel free to reach out via email or instagram DM for any questions, thoughts, etc~ Though in law school, I am enthusiastically open for assignments, collaborations, and/or commissions because I have to pay my bills and support my orange cat, Spicy. ︎