The sun and the moon, 2017

 

״ “You’re leaving, Yulchik…,” said Dad, standing by my side at the St. Petersburg airport in April 1994.
“Don’t be sad, daddy,” I replied, “I’ll go and then I’ll return.” 

And do, for the past twenty-three years I have been traveling back and forth on an invisible graph, like a bunch of keys lost at home, waiting for its owner to recall where he had last seen it.

I have lived in Israel since I was six years old. I have left nothing behind but a father and a soft memory of the snow which, one March, having melted entirely, started falling again. This is why I have always marveled at the tears that filled my throat at the age of ten when, for the first time after immigrating, I returned to my homeland. This is why I always get away from the sun."

This constant state of motion is Julia's anchor.
As a woman who never had a permanent home, she is naturally attracted to everything she can identify with, all the detached, the alienated and the abandoned, whether its a person or an object.  

Julia was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (1988).
In 1994 she immigrated with her Mother to Israel.
In 2014 she graduated from the photography department of The NB School of Design, Haifa, Israel (B.F.A).
From 2016 to 2018 she lived in Berlin, Germany, where she continued to develop her body of work.

Currently Julia lives and works in Israel.