Julia Rendleman is a freelance photojournalist based in Richmond, Virginia exploring issues of human health, access and community. She was selected to attend the 7th annual New York Portfolio review in March, 2019. She was a September 2017 grantee of the Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists, investigating the implications of drug use and drug policy on women as it relates to the opioid crisis. Her focus is peer-to-peer recovery.
Julia 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. In 2010, she 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.