Juliana’s work is rooted in the ephemeral. Attuned to the fleeting nature of life, she photographs people and stories that reflect both the banal and pivotal phases of transformation across the landscape of Southeast Asia. Her sensitivity to shifting lights, hues and timing deftly informs her images as an intimate, yet infinite, dialogue between the photographer, her subject, and their observer — a single moment in time captured within the process of becoming.
Juliana’s instinct is underscored by her rapt yet gentle observation of the world around her. Honed by her training in photojournalism and filmmaking, she articulates scenes that speak to the expansive power of photography to move and affect. She infuses layers into her frame through the arrangement of seemingly mundane, impermanent motions and gestures of daily life — often overlooked details that heighten the emotional swell of a story.
In her portraiture work, Juliana’s inclination to illuminate the subtleties of growth and renewal allows her to weave together nuanced tales of aspirations, tribulations, and the silent revolutions that define personhood. She attends to her sitters — spanning everyday people, influential personalities, and world leaders — with dignity and grace, emblematic of the values she lives by.
Juliana has lived across the cosmopolitan canvases of Indonesia, Singapore, and the United States. She is drawn to the expansive diversity of Southeast Asia, a region unwavering in its rich history, complex cities, and resilient people. She is now based in her adopted home country, Singapore, and travels regularly for regional assignments.
Exhibition & Awards
2020 Clear Mandate, Angkor Photo Festival
2018 Waking Up In Strange Places, Finalist, Invisible Photographer Asia Photobook Awards
2018 Waking Up In Strange Places, Selected, Tokyo Type Director's Club annual book
2015 Island Nation, Multimedia Exhibition at National Library Building
2014 Community Quilts, Photography Exhibition at Rochor Centre
2013 Durga, 6th Indie Documentary Festival Singapore
2012 Durga, DocuWest Film Festival, Colorado, USA
2012 Durga, 3rd Salaya Documentary Festival, Thailand
2013 Joy, Winner, Photo Story, Kuala Lumpur International Photo Awards
2012 Top 10 emerging photographers in Singapore, Platform
- The New York Times
- Wired (Japan)
- Wall Street Journal
- Financial Times
- Bloomberg Businessweek
- Fast Company
- Forbes Asia
- The Business Times
- High Net Worth
- TD Ameritrade
- World Health Organisation
- United Overseas Bank
- Singapore Tourism Board
- National Arts Council
- Far East Hospitality