Julia Rendleman is a freelance photojournalist who loves telling stories in her own backyard. She is particularly drawn to stories about water and human health, but any good human interest story makes her happy. Her strength is becoming one with the wallpaper – earning trust and waiting for the moments.

Julia made Richmond, Virginia her new backyard earlier this year but has had the great pleasure of working at daily newspapers down the bayou in south Louisiana, in the rust belt in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and at home in the midwest in Indiana and Illinois.

In 2010, Julia was named a Getty Images Emerging Talent Photographer. That same year she received a Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography for a story about a women’s prison in southern Illinois.

Occasionally a homegrown story is only a thread in a larger tale, which Julia has discovered a few times. She has received two grants from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting – one for a video story about the effects global economics have on Jamaican farmers and another for a photo essay about Bhutanese refugees living in Nepal.

Julia’s client list includes: The Washington Post, the New York Times, New York Times Magazine, Trust magazine, U.S. News & World Report, the Center for American Progress, and GreenPeace. She is listed with other great female photographers at Women Photograph. She is available for assignment in Virginia and beyond.