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Julia Runge was born in Berlin in 1990 , lived and worked from 2010 to 2012 in Namibia , Africa. She completed her degree in photography in 2015 with the photography project „Basterland“ at the Ostkreuzschule in Berlin. In her photographic work, Julia Runge primarily deals with social commitment and social structures as well as cultural topics in Africa. She uses her natural and empathetic pictorial language to open an artistic insight into the subject. Julia currently lives and works in Berlin.


July 2019     Solo Exhibition at Fotogalerie Friedrichshain, Berlin, DE


2014      Entrepreneur 4.0 AwardGrowing Hope, Igersheim, DE

2015      Art @ SAP, Growing Hope, SAP Walldorf, DE

2015      OHO Abschlussaustellung OstkreuzschuleBasterland, HO Berlin, DE

2016      Hellerau PortraitsBasterland, Dresden Hellerau, DE

2016      Basterland & POPCAP ’16 at Nuit des Images,  Lausanne, CH

2016      Basterland at the Panacée – Centre for Contemporary Art, Montpellier, FRA

2016      Basterland at Photobastei Zürich, Zurich, CH

2016      Basterland at  the 21th Voies Off Festival, Arles, FRA

2016      Basterland at Image Afrique in BaselCH

2016      Basterland at Heuberg 24 – Raum für Kunst, Basel, CH

2016      Basterland at Tan Gallery, 798 Art District Beijing, China

2016      Basterland at LagosPhoto Festival, Lagos, Nigeria

2016      Basterland at Uganda Press Photo Award, Kampala, Uganda

2017      Solo Exhibition at Jammin Galerie, Berlin, DE

2018      Basterland at Lyonel-Feininger-Galerie , Quedlinburg, DE



2014      Winner Audience Prize Entrepreneur 4.0 Photography Award 2014, Growing Hope

2014      2nd Place Entrepreneur 4.0 Photography Award – Category „Young Talents“, Growing Hope

2015      Nominee Category Photojournalism – Fine Art Photography Award

2016      4th Place PhotoVisions Förderpreis, Basterland

2016      Winner POPCAP ’16, the piclet.org Prize for Contemporary African Photography, Basterland

2016      Prizewinner  Deutscher Jugendfotopreis 2016, Category D




Interview for Kwerfeldein

Interview for Africa in the Photobook

GUP Magazine 

DOC! Photo Magazine



MDR Kultur

Chaeg Magazine (South Korea)




Feature on Lens Culture

WOZ (Schweiz)

KK News China

ZITTY Berlin #14/2012

Lust auf Gut (Republic of Culture) Magazin #27/2013

Namibia Magazine #4/2015

Neues Deutschland – Tageszeitung Okt/2015

Stern Magazin #37/2016 , #41/2016

„Nachdruck“ Magazin #5/2016

PHOTOGRAPHIE Magazine #3/2016

Chaeg South Korean Magazine #31/2017

Pagina 99 Italien marzo/2017