Cape Cod-based photographer, Julia Cumes, with her “Through the Eyes of Hope” photography students in Kigali, Rwanda. Cumes plans to return to Rwanda this coming February to teach another photography workshop.
Julia Cumes is a photographer based on Cape Cod, MA. She specializes in photojournalism, environmental portraiture, travel and editorial photography as well as fine art photography.
Julia was born in South Africa and moved to the United States as a 15-year-old. She first fell in love with photography as a teenager in South Africa when she began shooting black and white film and printing her own work.
Since then she has completed a B.A. at Brandeis University, an M.F.A. in writing at Cornell University, a Masters in Photojournalism at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School and has been working as a photographer ever since.
Julia currently photographs for a variety of newspapers, magazines and organizations. Her work has appeared in publications such as the New York Times, Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, USA Today, National Geographic’s “Your Shot” assignments, the London Times and Washington Post to name a few. She has also worked on numerous long term projects and multi media pieces in South Africa, India, Thailand, Tanzania, New York City and Hawaii. Her blog, “Apertures and Anecdotes” features a wide range of photographs and the stories behind them. Most recently, she spent time teaching photography to children in Rwanda at the “Through the Eyes of Hope Program” and also teaches photography workshops locally on Cape Cod. “I strive to create photographs one can’t turn away from–photos that are powerful and capture in a unique way this extraordinary world we live in,” she says.
Don’t hesitate to visit her website and read her blog.