Photography For Social Change

Photo4Change is a consortium of non-profit documentary projects that employ the power of the photographic image to promote social change.

Julia Dean, Founder and Executive Director

Julia Dean is a photographer, educator, and the founder of the Julia Dean Photo Workshops. Throughout her career, she has traveled to more than 40 countries while freelancing for numerous relief groups and magazines. She is also the author/photographer of the children's book, A Year on Monhegan Island. Julia received a Bachelor of Science degree in photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology and a Master of Arts degree in journalism at the University of Nebraska. She began her career as an apprentice to pioneering photographer Berenice Abbott. Later, Julia was a photo editor for the Associated Press in New York. She has taught for more than 30 years at such places as the University of Nebraska, Los Angeles Valley College, Los Angeles Southwest College, Santa Monica College, the Santa Fe Workshops, the Maine Photographic Workshops and the Julia Dean Photo Workshops.

Sarah Bachman, Co-Director

Sarah Bachman (S. L. Bachman) is a writer and editor who writes for popular media and academic and policy-oriented audiences. She has worked in three countries (United States, Bangladesh, Japan) and reported from five others for the Associated Press, the Yomiuri Shimbun, The (Portland) Oregonian, The (Everett, WA) Herald, and San Jose Mercury News, where she was an editorial writer specializing in foreign affairs. Her freelance writing has appeared in publications such as the Los Angeles Times, (Long Island) Newsday, The Far Eastern Economic Review, and U.S. News & World Report. She has won awards and grants from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Overseas Press Association of America, and InterAction, the largest coalition United States-based non-governmental relief agencies. She has taught at University of California, Berkeley, and conducted research at Stanford and Santa Clara universities. She received her undergraduate degree from Yale University, a certificate in Asian Studies from the University of Hawaii, where she was a Gannett Fellow, and a master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where she was a Knight-Bagehot Fellow.

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