Following her highly successful Kickstarter campaign, Julia Fullerton-Batten announces the publication of her long-awaited book Looking Out From Within, a project which still holds resonance as the world adapts to ongoing life with Covid-19.
In March 2020 award-winning fine-art photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten decided embark on a new project. She decided to photograph her West London neighbours locked down in their homes as they gazed out of their window onto the surreal, silent and stark world outside. She chose to photograph them during the twilight hours to further enhance the poignancy of their situation and isolation. Julia advertised her idea on social media and in a local newspaper. The response was so large that she was reluctantly forced to be selective in her choice of subjects. She contacted them by phone and email to arrange details of setting, clothing, face mask and agree a date and time. Her subjects were invited to dress up and use props to share their narratives. She also asked them to answer a few informal questions about their lockdown experience, in order to add to the poignancy of their situation and provide a heightened emotional content to their stories.
The result is her series titled Looking out from Within. These images have won global attention and acclaim, winning numerous awards and have been hung in galleries and at photography exhibitions worldwide. She now brings the project together in a beautifully designed limited-edition artist book, which features full-page images and includes the sitters’ personal stories. The volume will provide an insight into the lives of people not only in Julia’s part of London, but also the lives of others throughout the world.
“In the best storytelling tradition, Fullerton-Batten has produced a remarkable body of work that illustrates a period of time for current and future generations to reflect upon.” From the foreword by Marion Tandé, Department of Photography, MoMA, NY
Julia Fullerton-Batten : Looking Out From Within
Foreword by Marion Tandé, MoMA, NY
Graphic design by Sarah Boris
Book publication: 31 January 2022
Limited edition of 1000 signed copies
Hardback: 238 x 335mm, 80 pages
Looking Out From Within by Julia Fullerton-Batten with book design by Sarah Boris is published 31 January and available from: