Julia Bradshaw's projects often have an artful playfulness. She uses photography and video to problem-solve and comment on issues of the everyday; such as being a foreigner, language, social-issues or being an artist. Other projects focus on photographic technologies, and the intersection between science and art. She received her MFA in 2007 from San José State University with an emphasis on photography and video art and teaches photography and video-art at Oregon State University.
Bradshaw's video-art and photography projects exhibit throughout the United States, The Netherlands, Poland, and Germany. Her artist book "Flying" is in the Getty Research Collection. Her print "Working Back-Up" is in the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco collection and the Oakland Museum of Art.
Born in Manchester, England she spent nine years living and working in Germany before moving to the United States. In Munich she studied photography with Michael Jochum as part of Projekt Fotografie and attended workshops at Salzburg College and Fotoinitiative FLUSS in Wolkersdorf, Austria.