Julia Fullerton-Batten was born in 1970 in Bremen, Germany. Her father was an avid photographer, and she borrowed his camera quite a bit in her early teens. She studied at the Berkshire College of Art and Design in Reading, England, and has been a freelance photographer since 2001. She twice won a John Kobal Award, and in 2005 and 2007 she was honoured by the Royal Photographic Society in England. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the National Portrait Gallery and the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne.