Julia’s recent series, In Service, was just featured over the holiday weekend on L’Oeil de la Photographie. Below are some words from her on the work but be sure to check out the full statement on their site.
“My theme in this project is inequity. At that time the division between the richest and poorest in society was vast, extreme poverty and its consequences was widespread. In order to escape poverty hundreds of thousands of men and women entered “service”. It was not the relatively comfortable life frequently illustrated in today’s TV programs. There was exploitation and abuse, some of it sexual in nature.In Service exposes some of the going-on behind the walls of the houses of the privileged class in that era.”